Please help on a *very* basic usage

From: Christophe-Marie Duquesne <>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 01:32:20 +0100


I installed notify-send, which comes in standard distributions under
the package "libnotify". I can use it easily:
$ notify-send "hello world"
pops up "hello world" in a nice notification bubble.

Now I try to use it with notify-send:
$ incrontab -e
/home/me/foo IN_CLOSE_WRITE notify-send "foo has been modified."
$ touch /home/me/foo
nothing happens. Why? (trying to export DISPLAY=:0.0 doesn't work)
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