The notify command is a special ASH command which sends a kmail to the specified player saying:
I have opted to let you know that I have chosen to run <scriptname.ash>. Thanks for writing this script!
Its intended purpose is for script authors to get feedback on who is using their scripts.
Mafia will send a notify kmail only once per filename per character. After sending the initial kmail, only clearing the global settings file or renaming the script (including moving it to another folder) will cause the notify command to send a second kmail about that script.
The proper syntax is notify playername;
You can also specify the scriptname to be used in the notification by using the script command before the notify command, as follows:
Note that no parentheses or quotes are necessary.
notify cannot be used from the CLI using the "ash" command.
The following is taken from the top of dj_d's EatDrink.ash: