PipeAlert
PipeAlert
0.6.1

4.8

PipeAlert free download for Mac

PipeAlert

0.6.1
16 January 2003

Terminal-to-Aqua notification app.

Overview

PipeAlert is a utility that reads data from a Unix pipe and displays it in a floating Aqua window. The usefulness of such an application might not be obvious immediately, but it can be quite handy indeed, especially if used in conjunction with cronjobs. Of course there are other ways to accomplish the very same task, but none of them is as elegant as using PipeAlert.

What's new in PipeAlert

Version 0.6.1 adds the following:
  • Fixed insufficient escaping of spaces when PipeAlert displays its own path.

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3 PipeAlert Reviews

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Arezeeman
27 November 2002

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A nearly perfectly executed solution to a problem that crops up all the time with command-line applications, especially scripts that run in the background: How do you know if it finished and if it did what it was supposed to do without continually monitoring the terminal or console. It is possible to do what PipeAlert does with little applescript apps, but this is much more elegant, and much more seamlessly integrated into the command-line environment. Small things could be improved--it would be nice if it would size itself to avoid wrapping text when possible, and it would be nice if it could pass some result back to the script that runs it, ala "Display Dialog," so it could be used for simple user interactions ("Do you really want to delete /mach.sys?"). For a version 0.5 program, it's a very pretty piece of work.
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Version 0.5
Anonymous
30 June 2003
Verrry nice. Works as suggested and I think I'm going to like it for local notification of shell script results. Thanks! :)
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Version 0.6.1
13 January 2003
This is way cool. Use it! Besides, nice icon!
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Version 0.6
Arezeeman
27 November 2002
A nearly perfectly executed solution to a problem that crops up all the time with command-line applications, especially scripts that run in the background: How do you know if it finished and if it did what it was supposed to do without continually monitoring the terminal or console. It is possible to do what PipeAlert does with little applescript apps, but this is much more elegant, and much more seamlessly integrated into the command-line environment. Small things could be improved--it would be nice if it would size itself to avoid wrapping text when possible, and it would be nice if it could pass some result back to the script that runs it, ala "Display Dialog," so it could be used for simple user interactions ("Do you really want to delete /mach.sys?"). For a version 0.5 program, it's a very pretty piece of work.
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Version 0.5
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  • PPC 32
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