Native OSX notifications from iTerm with Triggers
As an addition to the last Show notification when PHPUnit tests are done in iTerm article there is also a solution to fire notifications from iTerm on certain triggers with native OSX notifications (instead of Growl).
To do this just install the terminal-notifier gem with:
gem install terminal-notifier
Then create a file called
iterm-notify in your
/usr/bin/ folder with the following content:
#!/usr/bin/ruby require 'rubygems' require 'terminal-notifier' message = ARGV || "Task completed" title = ARGV || "iTerm" activate = 'com.googlecode.iterm2' sender = 'com.googlecode.iterm2' TerminalNotifier.notify(message, :title => title, :activate => activate, :sender => sender)
Make it executable with
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/iterm-notify
You can now create a Trigger with the Action Run Command... and the Parameters
iterm-notify "Tests successful" "PHPUnit". Both parameters are optional. The first is the message and defaults to
"Task completed" and the second is the title which defaults to
The result will look like this:
You will be brought back to iTerm when you click on the notification. iTerm will now show up in your notification center settings and you can also make the notifications sticky there.
There is also a solution to add images to notifications.