Growlme is a simple command-line tool to execute a command in a subshell and notify growl of success or failure:
$ growlme ant clean package
To make growl receive remote notifications, you need to turn on "Allow remote application
registration" in the "Network" tab of growl's preferences panel. Set a password, and put that
~/.growlpass or pass it via the
-P parameter. You'll need to go back to General tab,
hit Stop Growl, then start it back up and allow it to accept network connections.
In the simplest case, growlme runs locally on a machine that is running growl, and sends the
notification over a local UDP port. But it can also work over a LAN if the
variable is set, or you pass a hostname explicitly via the
By default, the notification's title is "(hostname): (command)" and the message is either
"Succeeded" or "FAILED". You can change any of these on the command line (see
Most of the code is Rui Carmo's "netgrowl", included inline and edited down a bit. You can find the original on his web site. Greg added the CLI wrapper and Robey generalized it into a something that executes other programs.
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