OS X Yosemite Notification Center Command Line Utility For Scripting And More

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NCutil.py – Mavericks and Yosemite

Use Case

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.

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Yosemite Support

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!

Instant Changes

The nice thing about NCutil.py is that you can immediately see your changes take effect as seen in the short demo video below.

Alternatives

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

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