NCutil.py – Mavericks and Yosemite
OS X administrators can appreciate a good command line utility. In enterprise environments, it is useful to be able to send out settings to multiple computers at once. This is part of the reason I started NCutil.py. I wanted to be able to change the Notification Center alert duration via a script. I also wanted to be able to remove items from Notification Center that I didn’t want.
The utility worked pretty good in Mavericks, but 10.10 changed some things and I left the project alone. But thanks to a commit from Jason Johnson, the utility now works with OS X Yosemite! Open source at it’s best!
The nice thing about NCutil.py is that you can immediately see your changes take effect as seen in the short demo video below.
There is a similar utility called modifyNotificationCenter.py, which also works pretty good for modifying alert duration and other settings. It also has more options for a