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Util for sending desktop notifications over dbus.

Project description


Util for sending desktop notifications over dbus. Supports replace_id, hints and actions(mainloop required). Requires dbus-python.

Package usage

Create notify server:

server = dnotify.NotifyServer('app_name')

Create notify:

notify = server.Notify('summary')

Configure notify.

You can setnotify options by default property setter notify.body = 'body' or using fluent setters:

	.set_timeout(10000) # ms

Extra options


For workings with hints use this methods:

notify.set_hint(key, value)


For using actions and event you need to specify notify server mainloop.

You can add or delete action:

notify.add_action(dnotify.Action('label', callback))
notify.del_action(dnotify.Action('label', callback))

Also supported on_close event:



dbus-python supports glib and qt mainloops.

server = dnotify.NotifyServer('app_name')\

Console usage

usage: dnotify [--help] [--icon ICON] [--id REPLACE_ID] [--timeout TIMEOUT]
               [--hints key:value [key:value ...]]
               Summary [Body]

Send desktop notification. Returns created notification's id.

positional arguments:
  Summary               The summary text briefly describing the notification.
  Body                  The optional detailed body text. Can be empty.

optional arguments:
  --help                show this help message and exit
  --icon ICON, -i ICON  The optional program icon of the calling application.
                        Should be either a file path or a name in a
               icon theme.
  --id REPLACE_ID       An optional ID of an existing notification that this
                        notification is intended to replace.
  --timeout TIMEOUT, -t TIMEOUT
                        The timeout time in milliseconds since the display of
                        the notification at which the notification should
                        automatically close.
  --hints key:value [key:value ...], -h key:value [key:value ...]
                        use "--" to separate hints list from positional args

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