Re: Control Network Manager from Command Line

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 18:38 -0600, Blayde wrote:
> 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...

I've done some bits for NM 0.6.5 (if you ignore the mesh device stuff)
in Python for OLPC, see:;a=tree;f=shell/hardware;h=8aff689e0b0deee8ecf4c1a6dabbb542e6f158b5;hb=HEAD

in the and files.


> -Blayde
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