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Python interface for the Growl (GNTP) protocol.

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Growl is a Python interface for the Growl (GNTP) protocol. It can be used to build registration and notification packets for sending over a socket connection.

>>> from growl import Registration, Notification, GROWL_UDP_PORT
>>> from socket import socket, AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM
>>> addr = ("localhost", GROWL_UDP_PORT)
>>> s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM)
>>> p = Registration()
>>> p.add_notification()
>>> s.sendto(p.payload(), addr)
>>> p = Notification()
>>> s.sendto(p.payload(), addr)


To install Growl, simply:

$ pip install growl

You should have either the open-source version of Growl (1.2.2) or the commercial version of Growl (2.1.2). In the Network pane of the Growl preferences, check both:

  • Listen for incoming notifications
  • Allow remote application registration

If you set a server password (which you should), include the password in all packets sent.


Forked to Github from Rui Carmo’s

Ingmar J Stein (Growl Team) and John Morrissey both contributed to

The goal of this fork is to provide compatability with both the commerical and open-source versions of Growl, improve PEP-8 support and encourage contributions by hosting on Github.

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