If you haven’t seen it, terminal-notifier is a wrapper around Mac OS X Notification Center written by @alloy and now maintained by @julienXX. You use it to show a message in Notification Center. I use the shell very frequently, and sometimes I run a command, leave it running and move on to do something else before coming back to check the results. terminal-notifier helps with this process since I don’t have to manually check several times. For e.g., I build my blog using blogofile, so I can do something like:
blogofile build; terminal-notifier -message 'Blog build done'
I’ll usually want to relaunch the blog test server after building, so I do:
blogofile build; terminal-notifier -message 'Blog build done'; blogofile serve
Once I see
Blog build done appear, I can go to Safari and reload the page I’m working on.
terminal-notifier also supports running opening a URL (with
-open) or running a command (with
-execute) when you click on the notification, like this:
blogofile build; terminal-notifier -message "ok" -open http://localhost:8080; blogofile serve
I use terminal-notifier often enough for such notifications that I have a wrapper script called
ok around it:
terminal-notifier -message "ok" -open "$1"
So I can just run:
blogofile build; ok http://localhost:8080; blogofile serve