I often run a Linux guest on a Windows host, to let me use the Bash command line (through SSH and port forwarding). When I am on a full Ubuntu environment I like to use something such as notify-send to let me know when a task is finished:
./runlongtask.sh && notify-send "long task finished"
Is there any way to have similar functionality such that I can do that from inside Putty (which has SSHd to the guest Linux instance) and the notification appears on the Windows desktop even if I am in another program?
From my Mac days I am aware of Growl and the fact that it had a network protocol - did this actually get anywhere, or is there a newer cross-platform solution that would let me send an alert from an SSH session on one machine to a Desktop on another?
(I don't want to use X11 for this)