cnetworkmanager - Command Line Interface for NetworkManager


cnetworkmanager is a command-line client for NetworkManager, intended to supplement and replace the GUI applets.

It is licensed under the GPL v2 or later.


$ cnetworkmanager -h
Usage: cnetworkmanager [options]

  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -w BOOL, --wifi=BOOL  Enable or disable wireless
  -o BOOL, --online=BOOL
                        Enable or disable network at all
  --state               Print the NM state
  --whe, --wireless-hardware-enabled
                        Print whether the WiFi is enabled
  -d, --device-list, --dev
                        List devices
  --device-info=DEV, --di=DEV
                        Info about device DEV (by interface or UDI(TODO))
  -a, -n, --ap-list, --ap, --nets
                        List access points
  --ap-info=AP, --ai=AP
                        Info about access point AP (by hw address or
  -u, --usrcon          List user connection settings
  -s, --syscon          List system connection settings
  -c, --actcon          List active connections
  --demo                Run a random demonstration of the API
                        activate the KIND(user/system) connection ID on device
                        DEV using APMAC.
  -m, --monitor         loop to show dbus signals
  -C SSID, --connect=SSID
                        Connect to a wireless network SSID (creating the
                        configuration using the key options below)
  --unprotected         network does not require a key
  --wep-hex=KEY         use this WEP key of 26 hex digits
  --wep-pass=KEY        use this WEP passphrase
  --wpa-psk-hex=KEY     use this WPA key of 64 hex digits
  --wpa-pass=KEY        use this WPA passphrase

Download Binaries

RPM in openSUSE Factory.

RPM in network:utilities (testing builds).

Download Sources

Download the source tarball: cnetworkmanager-0.21.1.tar.gz.

The software is hosted in a Git repository which is mirrored at GitHub.


See the latest NEWS. (Unless they are outdated, in which case see the Git log)

See also the blog posts.


It is implemented in Python and talks to NetworkManager over D-Bus.