Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How do you execute a shell script whenever a Growl notification is shown? And make it application specific. For instance, run a the shell script say "You have new mail" whenever a growlMail notification is shown?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted
+100

To play a custom sound in response to a Growl notification:

  • Create a sound file and make it available to the system:

    say -o YouHaveMail "You have Mail"

    creates the sound file, "YouHaveMail.aiff". Sudo cp the file to /System/Library/Sounds/.

  • Configure Growl to use that sound for the particular app and notification:

    Growl preference pane | Applications
    In the Application list, select your application.

    Configure | Notifications
    In the Notifications: dropdown, select a notification.
    In the Play Sound: dropdown, select YouHaveMail.

share|improve this answer
    
I could just cd into the /System/Library/Sounds/ Folder and then run the command, right? –  Wuffers May 3 '10 at 12:26
    
Yes, though you'll still need to sudo the command to get permission to write in there (assuming you're not root). –  JRobert May 3 '10 at 13:43
add comment

I know you can forward growl notifications to other computers. Perhaps you could forward them to a port on localhost. If you had something listening to that port it could do something every time the notification was forwarded on that port. maybe..?

share|improve this answer
    
I don't think it's possible to forward to localhost. Thanks for the answer though! –  Wuffers Apr 29 '10 at 22:40
    
what about forwarding it to the ip address of the computer? Just grasping at straws here. –  stib May 1 '10 at 11:28
    
You can't add forwarding on the computer you are forwarding from. You have to set it up on the computer that you are forwarding to. So it isn't possible. Thanks though! –  Wuffers May 2 '10 at 12:25
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.