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A simple Python script that lets you post to the notification center from the command line without dealing with a full desktop app. Because I can.

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notification-center.py
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#!/usr/bin/python
 
# Copyright (c) 2013 Adam Knight
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import Foundation
import argparse, sys
 
args_parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
 
args_parser.add_argument('-t', '--title', action='store', help="The title at the top of the notification (in bold)")
args_parser.add_argument('-s', '--subtitle', action='store', help="The subtitle just below the title")
args_parser.add_argument('-i', '--informative-text', action='store', help="Some longer text that appears in the body of the notification")
 
args = args_parser.parse_args()
 
if not args.title:
args_parser.print_help()
sys.exit(1)
 
nc = Foundation.NSUserNotificationCenter.defaultUserNotificationCenter()
n = Foundation.NSUserNotification.new()
n.setTitle_(args.title)
n.setSubtitle_(args.subtitle)
n.setInformativeText_(args.informative_text)
nc.deliverNotification_(n)

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