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Cron job still running when deleted

On a server I inherited, there is a cron job running hourly on one of the Debian servers. It sends an email out to a non-existent email, but bounces back to my account since I listed myself as the ...
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Generic notification framework/API

I'm looking for a specific functionality/piece of software, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me find it. I administer a fairly large number of servers and run some long-term jobs on some of them ...
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Ubuntu styled notifications in Linux Mint

I recently installed Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon. It ran smoothly after forcing a kernel update by activating visibility of "Level 5" "dangerous packages". Later, after a post-update reboot, my ...
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How can I be notified about state changes to a VPN adapter

On Ubuntu 12.04 - actually Kubuntu, but I am using NetworkManager, so the configuration should be the same - I have configured a few VPN connections. Now, if I have a long-running up- or download, ...
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How do I prevent Skype notifications during a call

If I am on a Skype call with a person (with Share Screen Option switched ON), I don't want to get notified if someone calls me or messages me. They shouldn't know who my contacts are. What should I do ...
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notify-send command with -u critical and -t option

I sometimes see the command : notify-send -u critical -t 3000 "Example" However, with -u critical, it seems like the notification doesn't time out. What is the purpose of adding a timeout option ...
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Clearing/modifying previous libnotify notifications?

I have written a script which generates notifications like this: notify-send -i audio-card "Transferring audio playback to speakers." \ "Audio playback has been transferred to the analog output ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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Gnome3.6.2 - empathy chats do not appear in the notification bar after a while in fedora 18

I am using fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2 and I've updated empathy to the latest version (Empathy 3.6.4) yesterday. it works fine at first, but after a while, the notification bar which is at the down ...
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Script to send mail if there has been no entry in a log file for a certain amount of time

I am new to shell scripting. How would I write a script which can send an alert mail if there is no entry in the log file for more than 3 hours.
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Suppress desktop notifications in fullscreen VLC

How to prevent desktop notifications from showing up when VLC is in fullscreen mode? Some of my scripts display desktop notifications using notify-send. The best solution would be to configure that ...
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Previous login notification

I am using CentOS 6. How can I configure it so the system notifies the user, upon successful login, of the date and time of the last login? Is that possible?
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What kind of notification is Firefox sending when a download has finished?

I'm using the dynamic window manager of suckless (dwm). I noticed that firefox is able to send nice notifications when a download has finished. See the two figures When I'm on a different tag, I ...
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notify-send fails to specify a destination, and my notification doesn't appear onscreen. Why?

Notification through libnotify seems to work under icewm, as the different notifications from applications like konversation show. But I can't get it to work from the command line using the ...
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Pidgin will not disable the notifications

I'm using Pidgin 2.10.0-1.fc14 and libpurple 2.10.0. I have completely disabled all the notifications from Plugins: Libnotify Popups and Message Notifications. The problem is it still notifies every ...
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How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?

I am trying to instate a more graphically minimal notification system in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars. ...
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Synchronous notifications with notify-send and xfce4-notifyd?

The title of this question is really self explanatory. I intend to send synchronous volume notifications in arch(changing volume and showing the progress bar) and was wondering if I can do this with ...
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Selecting icon for tray notifications from Bash scripts (KDE)

Q: How to make Qt KDE tray notification from Bash script ? A: @SO: Activating KDE 4 notifications from bash scripts Q: How to make notifications from scripts running as root ? A: @Unix.SE: Show a ...
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What would it take to add a command to run a script at the completion any given random task?

I was playing around with Pushover, and had the thought that it would be cool if I could use it as an argument on any random command, so that it would run a pushover script at the end of the task, ...
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X11 send notification to all users on all DISPLAY's [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show a notification across all running X displays As root, I am trying to execute a command on remote servers that pops-up a message window to users; the question is, ...
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Guake throws an error on startup

I'm using Ubuntu-Server 12.04, but I wasn't sure if this was an Ubuntu specific question, so I'm posting it here. I got myself a graphical user interface by installing xinit and openbox (using ...
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Notification out of screen

The notifications extrude the screen. Anyone could help? I am on Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome3.2.
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Can I force notify-send to appear on a different monitor?

I am using notify-send to present occasional information to my users. However, in a two-monitor setup, notify-send always maps the window in the lower-right corner of the right monitor. The users ...
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Automatically hide Linux Mint notification bar after timeout

It seems like the notification bar on the bottom of the desktop in Linux Mint 12 never hides unless I click N+1 times on it first (N being the number of messages). Since it's overlaid over all windows ...
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Is there a way to completely get rid of notifications in KDE 4.6?

I don't like, don't care about, don't want notifications from my window manager. Ever. Example: Since I manually removed the virtuoso-t package, my computer doesn't spend ages trying to index its own ...
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Turn off notifications under Scientific-linux 6.1

Besides: chmod -x /usr/libexec/notification-daemon reboot are there any solutions to turn off permanently all the annoying notification messages?
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Why does the following osd_cat script fail?

I'm writing a simple osd_cat-based utility to display messages received through libpurple (via Finch or Pidgin, for example). As of now, this is what I have managed to create: dbus-monitor ...
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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Why should the ECN on your machine be disabled?

I was going through this article on iptables and there the author said that: It's important to turn off ECN (explicit congestion notification) so that Internet communications will work ...
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How can I use cron to display messages on the screen via notify-send

I am toying around with notify-send and cron (on an Arch machine) and I can't figure out a way to combine them: I tried the solution given here and here, but neither worked. How can I use them? ...
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CentOS: Alert all desktop users from comand-line

Can someone tell me if there is an way to notify all online (Desktop) users from command-line. I know that if I want that I get notifyed when something is done, I just do like this: sudo apt-get ...
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How to be notified when a USB device was plugged in?

My system has to auto-mount USB devices; how can I be notified when a USB device is plugged in? Where can I read more about this subject? I would like to handle this problem via C or a shell script. ...
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IMAP mail notifier for window manager/task bar?

I am searching for a small new-email-notifier for IMAP mailboxes that displays it's status in the icon-bar (how do you call it?) of a window manager. Basically some biff/xbiff like tool ported to ...
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Gnome panel missing application icons, chat bubble menu, and power menu

I've been messing around with my system too much and messed something up. I'm new to Ubuntu, but have been using linux on servers for a few years. I'm not sure of the correct terminology so I'm ...
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Show a notification across all running X displays

Using the command line, I'd like show a notification on every running X display. ( and running console ) Something like: notify-send-all 'Warning' 'Nuclear launch in 5 minutes, please evacuate' Is ...