Re: Control Network Manager from Command Line

On 9/13/07, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-07 at 16:21 -0600, Blayde wrote:
> > I've seen that nm-tool will tell which wireless network is being used,
> > but is there any way to actually change/connect to a wireless network
> > from the command line? I've got an old laptop that I'm trying to use
> > w/o a gui as much as possible... Any help is much appreciated.
> The best way is actually through python using dbus, because python makes
> talking to dbus-enabled services insanely easy.  Otherwise you can use
> straight C if you like, but that's much more complicated.  Both the
> applet and nm-tool use D-Bus to talk to NetworkManager, so the same
> interfaces they use are available from anywhere.  You may also want to
> look at dbus-send, which allows you to do things like:
> dbus-send --print-reply --system --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.getDevices
> Dan

Thanks for your help. I've been wanting to work w/ python some more
and dbus sounds like it's easy as well. I'm hoping your dbus-send will
be a good starting point. I might be back if I have problems...

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