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Showing desktop notification in C using libnotify

Let me just start by saying this: it works on my machine.

The relevant piece of code is this.

#include<libnotify/notify.h>

NotifyNotification *notif;
notify_init("some-name");
notif = notify_notification_new(title, message, NULL);

notify_notification_show(notif, NULL);
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Taken from here: Working with libnotify.

This is probably the fifth time I've done a version of this thing. Here is an example that uses a list of parameters to show information about a song. I use this to add desktop notification to cmus.

I know almost nothing about C, so if anyone has an idea of how this could be improved let me know.


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