A fish shell package to automatically receive notifications when long processes finish.

Stability: Stable Release version fish >=2.3.0 License: MIT

Just go on with your normal life. You will get a notification when a process takes more than 5 seconds finish, and the terminal window not in the foreground.

After installing you could type, for instance sleep 6, and start using other app. After 6 seconds you should get a notification.


Using Fisher

fisher install franciscolourenco/done


curl -Lo ~/.config/fish/conf.d/ --create-dirs

Arch Linux

Install the fish-done package from AUR.

yay -S fish-done


  • If you want notifications with icons on macOS, please install terminal-notifier with
brew install terminal-notifier
  • If you are using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) you may need to install wslu, but usually it is pre-installed.


fisher update franciscolourenco/done


Only display notifications if a command takes more than a certain amount of time

set -U __done_min_cmd_duration 5000  # default: 5000 ms

Prevent specific commands from triggering notifications. Accepts a regex.

This is useful to exclude commands like git commit for instance, since it could trigger unwanted notifications if it is configured to use an external editor. This is also useful with set -U __done_allow_nongraphical 1 to prevent notifications for commands normally run interactively that you do not want to get done notifications for.

set -U __done_exclude 'git (?!push|pull)'  # default: all git commands, except push and pull. accepts a regex.

Execute a custom command instead of showing the default notifications. The done notification title and message can also be passed.

set -U __done_notification_command "your-command \$title \$message"

Play sound when showing notifications.

set -U __done_notify_sound 1

When using sway, do not show notifications for visible windows.

set -U __done_sway_ignore_visible 1

For Linux, set the urgency level for notifications sent via notify-send (low, normal, critical). The default is "normal" for regular commands, and "critical" for failed commands.

set -U __done_notification_urgency_level low
set -U __done_notification_urgency_level_failure normal

Allow notifications to be sent on systems without graphical capabilities. Note this requires you to also set __done_notification_command.

set -U __done_allow_nongraphical 1


  • fish 2.3.0+
  • macOS 10.8+ via Notification Center.
  • Linux via notify-send. Otherwise bell sound is played.
  • Windows 10 via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and PowerShell.



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Done is MIT licensed. See LICENSE for details.


A fish-shell package to automatically receive notifications when long processes finish.

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🕒 Last Update 8 months ago
🕒 Created 6 years ago
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😎 Author franciscolourenco