Re: Is it possible that a command line interface to the network-manager functionality could be added?

Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar gmail com> writes:

Hi Andrey,

>> I once looked at nmcli, but I couldn't figure out how to use it.  To
>> be more specific, how do I tell it to connect to the WIFI with SSID
>> "foo" using WPA2 with user "jon" and password "secret"?  Currently, I
>> use cnetworkmanager for that.
> You can't do it with nmcli; you can only request it to activate
> predefined connection. cnetworkmanager builds connection definition
> on-the-fly

Ah, I see.

>> Do I understand it correctly, that currently nmcli only supports
>> connections you have previously setup using nm-applet?
> More general. it supports any connection exported by NM
>> cannot "see" those.  Is that because I use knetworkmanager instead of
>> nm-applet, and thus my credentials are stored in kwallet instead of
>> the Gnome keyring?  Or do I need to start a DBUS session bus somehow
>> first?
> I do see connections defined in knetworkmanager but it needs
> knetworkmanager running.

Oh, indeed, I see those, too.  But my need is to have a cmd line
interface to networkmanager when I have broken my X install, so there's
no way to start knetworkmanager.

>> (I guess that's normally done as soon as you login your
>> Gnome/KDE/XFCE..., but not when logging in at a console...)
> Not now, unfortunately. Your only resort today is to use system
> connections that are always available.

Well, then I'll stay with cnetworkmanager for the time being.


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