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  1. #1
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    cron and notify

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to create a cron job that displays a text bubble every minute. I've found notify-osd to work quite well.

    I created a Script called test.sh

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    /usr/bin/notify-send "Example Message" -t 2000
    It works when I run it manually.

    However, I can't get cron to run it for me every minute. My Cron configuration is:

    Code:
    * * * * * DISPLAY=0.0 /home/pco052/Scripts/test.sh >> /home/pco052/check.log 2>&1

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    Re: cron and notify

    Code:
    * * * * * /home/pco052/Scripts/test.sh >> /home/pco052/check.log
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    DISPLAY=":0.0"
    export DISPLAY
    notify-send "Example Message" -t 2000
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    Re: cron and notify

    awesome it works!!

    I noticed you put the display in the script instead of inside cron, is there a reason for that?

    Also what does display exactly do? Thanks for making it work!

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