grunt-notify

Automatic desktop notifications for Grunt errors and warnings. Supports OS X, Windows, Linux.

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Automatic desktop notifications for Grunt errors and warnings. Supports OS X, Windows, Linux.

Screenshots

| OS | Tool | Screenshots | |---|---|---| | OS X | OS X Notification Center | OS X Notification Center | | OS X | Growl for Mac | Growl for Mac | | Windows 8 | Windows 8 notifications | Windows 8 Notifications | | Windows | Growl for Windows | Growl for Windows | | Windows | Snarl | Snarl | | Linux | Notify-Send | Notify-Send |

Getting Started

This plugin recommends Grunt 0.4.1 or newer.

Installing

npm install grunt-notify --save-dev

Once that's done, add this line to your project's Gruntfile.js:
grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-notify');

That's all you need for automatic notifications.

NotifyHooks Options

If you want change the automatic messaging configure a task called notify_hooks.
grunt.initConfig({
  // This is optional!
  notify_hooks: {
    options: {
      enabled: true,
      max_jshint_notifications: 5, // maximum number of notifications from jshint output
      title: "Project Name", // defaults to the name in package.json, or will use project directory's name
      success: false, // whether successful grunt executions should be notified automatically
      duration: 3 // the duration of notification in seconds, for `notify-send only
    }
  }
});

// Load the task
grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-notify');

// This is required if you use any options.
grunt.task.run('notify_hooks');

Showing Specific Notifications

Sometimes you want to show messages like "Uglify complete" or "Project Deployed" - that's easy to do too.
| Custom Message - Grunt | |:-------------:| | Custom Message - Grunt |
| Custom Message - Notification Center | |:-------------:| | Custom Message - Notification Center |
| Custom Message - Notify-Send | |:-------------:| | Custom Message - Notify-Send |
grunt.initConfig({
  notify: {
    task_name: {
      options: {
        // Task-specific options go here.
      }
    },
    watch: {
      options: {
        title: 'Task Complete',  // optional
        message: 'SASS and Uglify finished running', //required
      }
    },
    server: {
      options: {
        message: 'Server is ready!'
      }
    }
  }
});

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-notify');

// simplified example
grunt.registerTask('server', [
  'uglify',
  'sass',
  'server',
  'notify:server'
  ]);

Options

  • title optional Notification title
  • message required Notification message

Tests

Run grunt to lint and run the tests.

Notification Systems

Mac

OS X Notification System
Support Included.
If you are using OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or newer a notification system is built in, but Apple does not provide a notification API that Node can access. Only code written in Objective C and signed in XCode can access it. This is not very friendly for Node users so we are using the tiny signed MIT-licensed native application Terminal Notifier from Eloy Durán. I've changed the default icon which is owned by Apple to the Grunt logo.
Growl for OS X
Requires growlnotify for OS X.
Install growlnotify from the Growl Downloads Page. This will install in /usr/local/bin/growlnotify.

Windows

Snarl
Included with Snarl.
If you have downloaded and installed Snarl from Snarl's web site you'll have the commandline tool heysnarl as well.
Growl for Windows
Requires growlnotify for Windows.
Install growlnotify from the growlnotify Page.
Windows 8.1 Notifications
Nothing to install.
Create a pull request!

Linux

Notify-Send
Nothing to install.
I created an Ubuntu virtual machine and it had notify-send in the path.
I don't use Linux frequently so I don't know if this utility is available for other distros.
notify-send man page.
notify-send has an addition duration option which takes a number seconds. The default is 3 seconds.
Duration doesn't work natively on some versions of Ubuntu.
Here is a fix: http://askubuntu.com/questions/128474/how-to-customize-on-screen-notifications

Chrome

Not supported yet.
Chrome has a notification system but I'm not sure if it's possible to use from a command-line Node app. Somebody could probably create a Chrome Plugin helper for this.

Notifications aren't showing

Run grunt -v (for verbose mode) to show grunt-notify debug messages. It will tell you what notification system it thinks it can use. Create an issue and I'll look into it asap.

About the Author

Hi! Thanks for checking out this project! My name is Dylan Greene. When not overwhelmed with my two young kids I enjoy contributing to the open source community. I'm also a tech lead at Opower. @dylang @dylang
Here's some of my other Node projects:
| Name | Description | npm Downloads | |---|---|---| | space‑hogs | Discover surprisingly large directories from the command line | space-hogs | | npm‑check | Check for outdated, incorrect, and unused dependencies. | npm-check | | shortid | Amazingly short non-sequential url-friendly unique id generator. | shortid | | rss | RSS feed generator. Add RSS feeds to any project. Supports enclosures and GeoRSS. | rss | | grunt‑prompt | Interactive prompt for your Grunt config using console checkboxes, text input with filtering, password fields. | grunt-prompt | | xml | Fast and simple xml generator. Supports attributes, CDATA, etc. Includes tests and examples. | xml | | changelog | Command line tool (and Node module) that generates a changelog in color output, markdown, or json for modules in npmjs.org's registry as well as any public github.com repo. | changelog | | grunt‑attention | Display attention-grabbing messages in the terminal | grunt-attention | | observatory | Beautiful UI for showing tasks running on the command line. | observatory | | anthology | Module information and stats for any @npmjs user | anthology | | grunt‑cat | Echo a file to the terminal. Works with text, figlets, ascii art, and full-color ansi. | grunt-cat |
This list was generated using anthology.

License

Copyright (c) 2016 Dylan Greene, contributors.
Released under the MIT license
.
Screenshots are CC BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike).
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