The xwrited utility displays write(1) and wall(1) messages as desktop notifications. A notification daemon compliant to the freedesktop.org Desktop Notification Specification draft needs to be running in order to display the notifications.

Screenshots

Screenshot of xwrited showing a notification with message received via wall(1)

Downloads

The current development version is available from its source code repository.

News

2015-03-17: xwrited 2

  • Try to prevent messages from being chopped up into multiple notifications
  • Do not print a warning if an empty notification is skipped
  • Display error messages and free errors
  • Improve README file
  • Add NEWS file

2014-06-26: xwrited 1

  • Add missing prototype
  • Add Indonesian translation
  • Add manpage
  • Add README file
  • Support FreeBSD > 9.0
  • Make use of GDBus for glib >= 2.25.5
  • Add support for newer glib versions
  • Initial revision

News Feed

Documentation

Manual Pages

Build Instructions

xwrited requires a POSIX:2004 compatible operating system, it has been tested to work on Linux distributions, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, NetBSD, and Solaris and Illumos-derived distributions. The following tools and shared libraries are required to build xwrited:

Rebuilding the man pages additionally requires the xsltproc tool from libxml2.

Before building xwrited check the commented macros in the Makefile for any macros you may need to override depending on the used toolchain and operating system.

By default, all files will be installed under the "/usr/local" directory, a different installation path prefix can be set via the prefix macro. In addition, a second path prefix can be specified via the DESTDIR macro which will be prepended to any path, incuding the prefix macro path prefix. In contrast to prefix, the path specified via the DESTDIR macro will only be prepended to paths during installation and not be used for constructing internal paths.

The following instructions assume that make is GNU make, on some platforms it may be installed under a different name or a non-default path. In order to start the build process run make all. After a successful build, run make install to install the program, any associated data files and the documentation.

Previously built binaries, object files, generated data files and documentation can be removed by running make clean, any additional, generated files which are not removed by the clean target can be removed by running make clobber.

Contact

Please send any feedback, translations or bug reports via email to guido+xwrited@berhoerster.name.

Bug Reports

When sending bug reports, please always mention the exact version of xwrited with which the issue occurs as well as the version of the operating system you are using and make sure that you provide sufficient information to reproduce the issue and include any input, output, any error messages.

In case of build issues, please also specify the implementations and versions of the tools and shared libraries used to build the program, in particular the compiler.

In case of crashes, please generate a stack trace with a suitable debugger such as gdb, lldb, dbx, or debug after a crash has occurred either by examining the resulting core file or by running the program from the debugger and attach it to the bug report. In order to generate a meaningful stack trace the program as well as any dynamically linked libraries need to be built with debugging information, see the documentation of the used compiler for the required compiler flags. If any of the dynamically linked shared libraries do not contain debugging information, please either install debugging information for these libraries using mechanisms provided by your operating system or rebuild the libraries accordingly. Please refer to the documentation of the debugger for detailed instructions on generating backtraces.

License

Except otherwise noted, all files are Copyright (C) 2014 Guido Berhoerster and distributed under the following license terms:

Copyright (C) 2014 Guido Berhoerster guido+xwrited@berhoerster.name

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.