terminal-notifier is a command-line tool to send Mac OS X User Notifications, which are available in Mac OS X 10.8.
It is currently packaged as an application bundle, because
does not work from a ‘Foundation tool’. radar://11956694
The Notification Center always uses the application’s own icon, there’s currently no way to specify a custom icon for a notification. The only way to use this tool with your own icon is to include a build of terminal-notifier with your icon instead.
This tool will be used by Kicker to show the status of commands which are executed due to filesystem changes. (v3.0.0)
Prebuilt binaries, which are code-signed and ready to use, are available from the downloads section.
$ ./terminal-notifier.app/Contents/MacOS/terminal-notifier group-ID title message [bundle-ID]
In order to use terminal-notifier, you have to call the binary inside the app bundle.
The first argument specifies the ‘group’ a notification belongs to. For any ‘group’ only one notification will ever be shown, replacing previously posted notifications. Examples are: the sender’s process ID to scope the notifications by a unique process, or the current working directory to scope notifications by a project.
The second and third arguments describe the notification itself and are its ‘title’ and ‘message’ respectively. For example, to communicate the sender of a notification to the user, you could specify the sender’s name as the title.
The fourth and last argument is an optional one. It specifies which application
should be activated when the user clicks the notification. By default this will
activate Terminal.app, to launch another application instead specify the
application’s bundle identifier. For example, to launch Safari.app use:
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