Simple notify

This plugin lets you execute a command, to notify you from new important messages.

Installation and configuration

You need to create a plugin configuration file. Create a file named simple_notify.cfg into your plugins configuration directory (~/.config/poezio/plugins by default), and fill it like this:

First example:

[simple_notify]
command = notify-send -i /path/to/poezio/data/poezio_80.png "New message from %(from)s" "%(body)s"

Second example:

[simple_notify]
command = echo \<%(from)s\> %(body)s >> some.fifo
delay = 3
after_command = echo >> some.fifo

You can put any command, instead of these ones. You can also use the special keywords %(from)s and %(body)s that will be replaced directly in the command line by the author of the message, and the body.

The first example shown above will display something like this:

Simple notify example

The second example will first write the author and the message in a fifo, that fifo can locally be read by some other program (was tested with the xmobar PipeReader command, which displays what is read from a fifo into a status bar. Be careful, you have two different fifos in that case, don’t get confused). The delay and after_command options are used to erase/delete/kill the notification after a certain delay. In our example it is used to display an empty message in our xmobar, erasing the notification after 3 seconds.

Note

If you set the exec_remote option to true into the main configuration file, the command will be executed remotely (as explained in the Link plugin help).

Options defined

after_command
Command to run after delay. You probably want to clean up things.
command
The command to execute (with special keywords %{from}s and ${body}s)
delay
Delay after which after_command must be executed.