This little bash script will watch your origin/master for updates every 60 seconds and uses notify-send to alert you of new commits.
I asked this question on StackOverflow to find out if there was a tool to notify me of commits to remote git repositories, and the answer came back no!
Thus, git-notify was born!
~/code/some-git-repository $ git-notify &
The ampersand (&) at the end tells your terminal to launch it in the background. If you want to kill it later, you can do:
ps aux | grep git-notify
Which will output something like:
jake 9541 0.0 0.0 12012 1392 pts/3 S 12:54 0:00 /bin/bash ./git-notify jake 9558 0.0 0.0 8952 876 pts/3 S+ 12:55 0:00 grep --color=auto git-notify
Note the first number in the list, 9541, that is the PID of the script. You can now terminate it like so:
Just download git-notify and put it somewhere in your path.
Jake Moffatt, email@example.com