Traditionally, when a cron job is finished. You will get a nice email indicating of its status.
Lately, I am quite annoyed by the amount spams that I am getting.
On my Linux laptop, I had it configured with a few cron jobs running in the background monitoring other activities.
Lately, it just flooding my in-box with messages and becoming unmanageable and hard to keep up.
Since, I am only interested to know if something interesting had occurred. There must be a better way than flooding my in-box with emails.
After, some research I found that the notify-send is included with every Linux-Mint installation. It’s quite simple to use and quite customizable and fit the bill perfectly.
Below is a sample on how to use it:
notify-send –icon=/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/48/gnome-gnibbles.png –expire-time 30000 ‘Oppa’ ‘You do have a life after work! So, go home!’