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I've got a cygwin script that monitors some files. From this cygwin script I would like to display alerts from the Windows systray. Kind of like the ones that are shown in outlook. (Appear then disappear without requiring user to close them).

Was wondering if there was a generic command line utility out there to display such alerts.

Any help would be appreciated.

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you can use growl - it does that, but you may need a additional script installed to pass on the alerts to growl via CLI. The apps page also mentions ruby and perl libraries

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