Mac::Growl - Perl module for registering and sending Growl Notifications on Mac OS X
use Mac::Growl ':all'; RegisterNotifications("MyPerlApp", \@allNotifications, \@defaultNotifications[, $iconOfApp]); PostNotification("MyPerlApp", $notificationName, $notificationTitle, $notificationDescription[, $sticky, $priority, $image_path]);
Mac::Growl provides a simple notification for perl apps to register themselves with and send notifications to the Mac OS X notification application Growl.
Mac::Growl defines two methods:
RegisterNotifications takes the name of the application sending notifications, as well as a reference to a list of all notifications the app sends out, and a reference to an array of all the notifications to be enabled by default. Also, optionally accepts the name of an application whose icon to use by default.
PostNotification takes the name of the sending application (normally the same as passed to the Register call), the name of the notification (should be one of the allNotification list passed to Register), and a title and description to be displayed by Growl. Also, optionally accepts a "sticky" flag, which, if true, will cause the notification to remain until dismissed, instead of timing out normally; a "priority" value (range from -2 for low to 2 for high); and an image path, a path to a file containing the image for the notification.
For more information, see http://growl.info/documentation/applescript-support.php, which details how this all fits together. It is specific to AppleScript, but the concepts apply to this module as well, except that file paths for images are Unix paths, not URLs.
This module is designed to use Foundation, a perl module included with Mac OS X that is probably only available if you are using the default system perl. If Foundation is not available (such as if you built your own version of perl), this module will attempt to talk to Growl using Apple events instead of the Cocoa API.
It tries various perl modules to accomplish this, in descending order of preference: Mac::Glue, Mac::OSA::Simple, MacPerl (which defines
DoAppleScript), and Mac::AppleScript. As a last resort, it will use
osascript(1), a command line program that should be available on all Mac OS X machines.
None by default.
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