Provided by: uhome_1.3-0ubuntu1_all
uhome - tests whether or not you're home, based on device presence
uhome [-f|--file FILE] [-q|--quiet] [-t|--tries TRIES]
-f, --file FILE filename containing list of IP addresses to test, one per line, default is ~/.uhome/addresses -q, --quiet Suppress all output -t, --tries TRIES Number of times to ping each IP address, default is 3
This utility will iterate over a list of IP addresses in FILE (default ~/.uhome/addresses), and ping(8) each one of them up to TRIES times. If any one of those responds successfully, then you're deemed "home" and uhome exits successfully, with 0. Otherwise, you must not be home, and uhome exits with 1.
Look up your phone's IP address, either on your router, or in your Phone -> Settings -> About Phone -> Status -> IP Address. Add one or more of these to ~/.uhome/addresses. Run: $ uhome uhome → Yep! $ uhome uhome → Nope! Couple this with some logic: $ uhome && nest-home || nest-away Put this in a cronjob: */5 * * * * uhome && nest-home || nest-away
This manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland <email@example.com> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document and the utility under the terms of the Apache2 License. The complete text of the Apache2 License can be found in /usr/share/common- licenses/Apache-2.0 on Debian/Ubuntu systems.