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       wakeonlan - Perl script to wake up computers


       wakeonlan [-h] [-v] [-i IP_address] [-p port] [-f file] [[hardware_address] ...]


       This script sends 'magic packets' to wake-on-lan enabled ethernet adapters and
       motherboards, in order to switch on the called PC. Be sure to connect the NIC with the
       motherboard if neccesary, and enable the WOL function in the BIOS.

       The 'magic packet' consists of 6 times 0xFF followed by 16 times the hardware address of
       the NIC. This sequence can be encapsulated in any kind of packet. This script uses UDP


       -h  Displays the help information.

       -v  Displays the script version.

       -i ip_address
           Destination IP address. Unless you have static ARP tables you should use some kind of
           broadcast address (the broadcast address of the network where the computer resides or
           the limited broadcast address). Default: (the limited broadcast

       -p port
           Destination port. Default: 9 (the discard port).

       -f file
           File with hardware addresses of wakeable computers. For an example check the file
           lab001.wol in the examples subdirectory.


       Using the limited broadcast address (

           $ wakeonlan 01:02:03:04:05:06
           $ wakeonlan 01:02:03:04:05:06 01:02:03:04:05:07

       Using a subnet broadcast address:

           $ wakeonlan -i 01:02:03:04:05:06

       Using another destination port:

           $ wakeonlan -i -p 1234 01:02:03:04:05:06

       Using a file as source of hardware and IP addresses:

           $ wakeonlan -f examples/lab001.wol
           $ wakeonlan -f examples/lab001.wol 01:02:03:04:05:06


       Jose Pedro Oliveira <> maintaining and expanding original work done by Ico
       Doornekamp <>.


       Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Jose Pedro Oliveira.

       This is free software.  You may modify it and distribute it under Perl's Artistic Licence.
       Modified versions must be clearly indicated.


       For more information regarding this script and Wakeonlan technology just check the
       following address