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       nmcli - command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager


       nmcli [OPTIONS...] {help | general | networking | radio | connection | device | agent |
             monitor} [COMMAND] [ARGUMENTS...]


       nmcli is a command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager and reporting network status.
       It can be utilized as a replacement for nm-applet or other graphical clients.  nmcli is
       used to create, display, edit, delete, activate, and deactivate network connections, as
       well as control and display network device status. See nmcli-examples(7) for ready to run
       nmcli examples.

       Typical uses include:

       •   Scripts: Utilize NetworkManager via nmcli instead of managing network connections
           manually.  nmcli supports a terse output format which is better suited for script
           processing. Note that NetworkManager can also execute scripts, called "dispatcher
           scripts", in response to network events. See NetworkManager(8) for details about these
           dispatcher scripts.

       •   Servers, headless machines, and terminals: nmcli can be used to control NetworkManager
           without a GUI, including creating, editing, starting and stopping network connections
           and viewing network status.


       -a | --ask
           When using this option nmcli will stop and ask for any missing required arguments, so
           do not use this option for non-interactive purposes like scripts. This option
           controls, for example, whether you will be prompted for a password if it is required
           for connecting to a network.

       -c | --colors {yes | no | auto}
           This option controls color output (using terminal escape sequences).  yes enables
           colors, no disables them, auto only produces colors when standard output is directed
           to a terminal. The default value is auto.

           The actual colors used are configured as described in terminal-colors.d(5). Please
           refer to the COLORS section for a list of color names supported by nmcli.

           If the environment variable NO_COLOR is set (to any value), then coloring is disabled
           with mode "auto". Explicitly enabling coloring overrides the environment variable.

           Instead of conducting the desired action, nmcli will list possible completions for the
           last argument. This is useful to implement argument completion in shell.

           The exit status will indicate success or return a code 65 to indicate the last
           argument is a file name.

           NetworkManager ships with command completion support for GNU Bash.

       -e | --escape {yes | no}
           Whether to escape : and \ characters in terse tabular mode. The escape character is \.

           If omitted, default is yes.

       -f | --fields {field1,field2... | all | common}
           This option is used to specify what fields (column names) should be printed. Valid
           field names differ for specific commands. List available fields by providing an
           invalid value to the --fields option.  all is used to print all valid field values of
           the command.  common is used to print common field values of the command.

           If omitted, default is common.

       -g | --get-values {field1,field2... | all | common}
           This option is used to print values from specific fields. It is basically a shortcut
           for --mode tabular --terse --fields and is a convenient way to retrieve values for
           particular fields. The values are printed one per line without headers.

           If a section is specified instead of a field, the section name will be printed
           followed by colon separated values of the fields belonging to that section, all on the
           same line.

       -h | --help
           Print help information.

       -m | --mode {tabular | multiline}
           Switch between tabular and multiline output:

               Output is a table where each line describes a single entry. Columns define
               particular properties of the entry.

               Each entry comprises multiple lines, each property on its own line. The values are
               prefixed with the property name.

           If omitted, default is tabular for most commands. For the commands producing more
           structured information, that cannot be displayed on a single line, default is
           multiline. Currently, they are:

           •   nmcli connection show ID

           •   nmcli device show

       -p | --pretty
           Output is pretty. This causes nmcli to produce easily readable outputs for humans,
           i.e. values are aligned, headers are printed, etc.

       -s | --show-secrets
           When using this option nmcli will display passwords and secrets that might be present
           in an output of an operation. This option also influences echoing passwords typed by
           user as an input.

       -t | --terse
           Output is terse. This mode is designed and suitable for computer (script) processing.

       -v | --version
           Show nmcli version.

       -w | --wait seconds
           This option sets a timeout period for which nmcli will wait for NetworkManager to
           finish operations. It is especially useful for commands that may take a longer time to
           complete, e.g. connection activation.

           Specifying a value of 0 instructs nmcli not to wait but to exit immediately with a
           status of success. The default value depends on the executed command.


       nmcli general {status | hostname | permissions | logging | reload} [ARGUMENTS...]

       Use this command to show NetworkManager status and permissions. You can also get and
       change system hostname, as well as NetworkManager logging level and domains.

           Show overall status of NetworkManager. This is the default action, when no additional
           command is provided for nmcli general.

       hostname [hostname]
           Get and change system hostname. With no arguments, this prints currently configured
           hostname. When you pass a hostname, it will be handed over to NetworkManager to be set
           as a new system hostname.

           Note that the term "system" hostname may also be referred to as "persistent" or
           "static" by other programs or tools. The hostname is stored in /etc/hostname file in
           most distributions. For example, systemd-hostnamed service uses the term "static"
           hostname and it only reads the /etc/hostname file when it starts.

           Show the permissions a caller has for various authenticated operations that
           NetworkManager provides, like enable and disable networking, changing Wi-Fi and WWAN
           state, modifying connections, etc.

       logging [level level] [domains domains...]
           Get and change NetworkManager logging level and domains. Without any argument current
           logging level and domains are shown. In order to change logging state, provide level
           and, or, domain parameters. See NetworkManager.conf(5) for available level and domain

       reload [flags...]
           Reload NetworkManager's configuration and perform certain updates, like flushing
           caches or rewriting external state to disk. This is similar to sending SIGHUP to
           NetworkManager but it allows for more fine-grained control over what to reload through
           the flags argument. It also allows non-root access via PolicyKit and contrary to
           signals it is synchronous. Available flags are:

               Reload the NetworkManager.conf configuration from disk. Note that this does not
               include connections, which can be reloaded through nmcli connection reload

               Update DNS configuration, which usually involves writing /etc/resolv.conf anew.
               This is equivalent to sending the SIGUSR1 signal to the NetworkManager process.

               Restart the DNS plugin. This is for example useful when using dnsmasq plugin,
               which uses additional configuration in /etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d. If you edit
               those files, you can restart the DNS plugin. This action shortly interrupts name

           With no flags, everything that is supported is reloaded, which is identical to sending
           a SIGHUP. See NetworkManager(8) for more details about signals.


       nmcli networking {on | off | connectivity} [ARGUMENTS...]

       Query NetworkManager networking status, enable and disable networking.

       on, off
           Enable or disable networking control by NetworkManager. All interfaces managed by
           NetworkManager are deactivated when networking is disabled.

       connectivity [check]
           Get network connectivity state. The optional check argument tells NetworkManager to
           re-check the connectivity, else the most recent known connectivity state is displayed
           without re-checking.

           Possible states are:

               the host is not connected to any network.

               the host is behind a captive portal and cannot reach the full Internet.

               the host is connected to a network, but it has no access to the Internet.

               the host is connected to a network and has full access to the Internet.

               the connectivity status cannot be found out.


       nmcli radio {all | wifi | wwan} [ARGUMENTS...]

       Show radio switches status, or enable and disable the switches.

       wifi [on | off]
           Show or set status of Wi-Fi in NetworkManager. If no arguments are supplied, Wi-Fi
           status is printed; on enables Wi-Fi; off disables Wi-Fi.

       wwan [on | off]
           Show or set status of WWAN (mobile broadband) in NetworkManager. If no arguments are
           supplied, mobile broadband status is printed; on enables mobile broadband, off
           disables it.

       all [on | off]
           Show or set all previously mentioned radio switches at the same time.


       nmcli monitor

       Observe NetworkManager activity. Watches for changes in connectivity state, devices or
       connection profiles.

       See also nmcli connection monitor and nmcli device monitor to watch for changes in certain
       devices or connections.


       nmcli connection {show | up | down | modify | add | edit | clone | delete | monitor |
                        reload | load | import | export} [ARGUMENTS...]

       NetworkManager stores all network configuration as "connections", which are collections of
       data (Layer2 details, IP addressing, etc.) that describe how to create or connect to a
       network. A connection is "active" when a device uses that connection's configuration to
       create or connect to a network. There may be multiple connections that apply to a device,
       but only one of them can be active on that device at any given time. The additional
       connections can be used to allow quick switching between different networks and

       Consider a machine which is usually connected to a DHCP-enabled network, but sometimes
       connected to a testing network which uses static IP addressing. Instead of manually
       reconfiguring eth0 each time the network is changed, the settings can be saved as two
       connections which both apply to eth0, one for DHCP (called default) and one with the
       static addressing details (called testing). When connected to the DHCP-enabled network the
       user would run nmcli con up default , and when connected to the static network the user
       would run nmcli con up testing.

       show [--active] [--order [+-]category:...]
           List in-memory and on-disk connection profiles, some of which may also be active if a
           device is using that connection profile. Without a parameter, all profiles are listed.
           When --active option is specified, only the active profiles are shown.

           The --order option can be used to get custom ordering of connections. The connections
           can be ordered by active status (active), name (name), type (type) or D-Bus path
           (path). If connections are equal according to a sort order category, an additional
           category can be specified. The default sorting order is equivalent to --order
           active:name:path.  + or no prefix means sorting in ascending order (alphabetically or
           in numbers), - means reverse (descending) order. The category names can be abbreviated
           (e.g.  --order -a:na).

       show [--active] [id | uuid | path | apath] ID...
           Show details for specified connections. By default, both static configuration and
           active connection data are displayed. When --active option is specified, only the
           active profiles are taken into account. Use global --show-secrets option to display
           secrets associated with the profile.

           id, uuid, path and apath keywords can be used if ID is ambiguous. Optional
           ID-specifying keywords are:

               the ID denotes a connection name.

               the ID denotes a connection UUID.

               the ID denotes a D-Bus static connection path in the format of
               /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/num or just num.

               the ID denotes a D-Bus active connection path in the format of
               /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/num or just num.

           It is possible to filter the output using the global --fields option. Use the
           following values:

               only shows static profile configuration.

               only shows active connection data (when the profile is active).

           You can also specify particular fields. For static configuration, use setting and
           property names as described in nm-settings-nmcli(5) manual page. For active data use
           GENERAL, IP4, DHCP4, IP6, DHCP6, VPN.

           When no command is given to the nmcli connection, the default action is nmcli
           connection show.

       up [id | uuid | path] ID [ifname ifname] [ap BSSID] [passwd-file file]
           Activate a connection. The connection is identified by its name, UUID or D-Bus path.
           If ID is ambiguous, a keyword id, uuid or path can be used. When requiring a
           particular device to activate the connection on, the ifname option with interface name
           should be given. If the ID is not given an ifname is required, and NetworkManager will
           activate the best available connection for the given ifname. In case of a VPN
           connection, the ifname option specifies the device of the base connection. The ap
           option specify what particular AP should be used in case of a Wi-Fi connection.

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 90 seconds.

           See connection show above for the description of the ID-specifying keywords.

           Available options are:

               interface that will be used for activation.

               BSSID of the AP which the command should connect to (for Wi-Fi connections).

               some networks may require credentials during activation. You can give these
               credentials using this option. Each line of the file should contain one password
               in the form:

                   setting_name.property_name:the password

               For example, for WPA Wi-Fi with PSK, the line would be


               For 802.1X password, the line would be

                   802-1x.password:my 1X password

               nmcli also accepts wifi-sec and wifi strings instead of 802-11-wireless-security.
               When NetworkManager requires a password and it is not given, nmcli will ask for it
               when run with --ask. If --ask was not passed, NetworkManager can ask another
               secret agent that may be running (typically a GUI secret agent, such as nm-applet
               or gnome-shell).

       down [id | uuid | path | apath] ID...
           Deactivate a connection from a device without preventing the device from further
           auto-activation. Multiple connections can be passed to the command.

           Be aware that this command deactivates the specified active connection, but the device
           on which the connection was active, is still ready to connect and will perform
           auto-activation by looking for a suitable connection that has the 'autoconnect' flag
           set. Note that the deactivating connection profile is internally blocked from
           autoconnecting again. Hence it will not autoconnect until reboot or until the user
           performs an action that unblocks autoconnect, like modifying the profile or explicitly
           activating it.

           In most cases you may want to use device down command instead.

           The connection is identified by its name, UUID or D-Bus path. If ID is ambiguous, a
           keyword id, uuid, path or apath can be used.

           See connection show above for the description of the ID-specifying keywords.

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 10 seconds.

       modify [--temporary] [id | uuid | path] ID {option value | [+|-] value}...
           Add, modify or remove properties in the connection profile.

           To set the property just specify the property name followed by the value. An empty
           value ("") resets the property value to the default.

           See nm-settings-nmcli(5) for complete reference of setting and property names, their
           descriptions and default values. The setting and property can be abbreviated provided
           they are unique.

           If you want to append an item or a flag to the existing value, use + prefix for the
           property name or alias. If you want to remove items from a container-type or flag
           property, use - prefix. For certain properties you can also remove elements by
           specifying the zero-based index(es). The + and - modifiers only have a real effect for
           properties that support them. These are for example multi-value (container) properties
           or flags like ipv4.dns, ip4, ipv4.addresses, bond.options, 802-1x.phase1-auth-flags

           The connection is identified by its name, UUID or D-Bus path. If ID is ambiguous, a
           keyword id, uuid or path can be used.

       modify [--temporary] [id | uuid | path] ID remove setting
           Removes a setting from the connection profile.

       add [save {yes | no}] {option value | [+|-] value}...
           Create a new connection using specified properties.

           You need to describe the newly created connections with the property and value pairs.
           See nm-settings-nmcli(5) for the complete reference. The syntax is the same as of the
           nmcli connection modify command.

           To construct a meaningful connection you at the very least need to set the
           connection.type property (or use the type alias) to one of known NetworkManager
           connection types:

           •   6lowpan

           •   802-11-olpc-mesh (alias olpc-mesh)

           •   802-11-wireless (alias wifi)

           •   802-3-ethernet (alias ethernet)

           •   adsl

           •   bluetooth

           •   bond

           •   bond-slave (deprecated for ethernet with master)

           •   bridge

           •   bridge-slave (deprecated for ethernet with master)

           •   cdma

           •   dummy

           •   generic

           •   gsm

           •   infiniband

           •   ip-tunnel

           •   macsec

           •   macvlan

           •   olpc-mesh

           •   ovs-bridge

           •   ovs-dpdk

           •   ovs-interface

           •   ovs-patch

           •   ovs-port

           •   pppoe

           •   team

           •   team-slave (deprecated for ethernet with master)

           •   tun

           •   veth

           •   vlan

           •   vpn

           •   vrf

           •   vxlan

           •   wifi-p2p

           •   wimax

           •   wireguard

           •   wpan

           The most typical uses are described in the EXAMPLES section.

           Aside from the properties and values two special options are accepted:

               Controls whether the connection should be persistent, i.e. NetworkManager should
               store it on disk (default: yes).

               If a single -- argument is encountered it is ignored. This is for compatibility
               with older versions on nmcli.

       edit {[id | uuid | path] ID | [type type] [con-name name] }
           Edit an existing connection or add a new one, using an interactive editor.

           The existing connection is identified by its name, UUID or D-Bus path. If ID is
           ambiguous, a keyword id, uuid, or path can be used. See connection show above for the
           description of the ID-specifying keywords. Not providing an ID means that a new
           connection will be added.

           The interactive editor will guide you through the connection editing and allow you to
           change connection parameters according to your needs by means of a simple menu-driven
           interface. The editor indicates what settings and properties can be modified and
           provides in-line help.

           Available options:

               type of the new connection; valid types are the same as for connection add

               name for the new connection. It can be changed later in the editor.

           See also nm-settings-nmcli(5) for all NetworkManager settings and property names, and
           their descriptions; and nmcli-examples(7) for sample editor sessions.

       clone [--temporary] [id | uuid | path] ID new_name
           Clone a connection. The connection to be cloned is identified by its name, UUID or
           D-Bus path. If ID is ambiguous, a keyword id, uuid or path can be used. See connection
           show above for the description of the ID-specifying keywords.  new_name is the name of
           the new cloned connection. The new connection will be the exact copy except the
  (new_name) and connection.uuid (generated) properties.

           The new connection profile will be saved as persistent unless --temporary option is
           specified, in which case the new profile won't exist after NetworkManager restart.

       delete [id | uuid | path] ID...
           Delete a configured connection. The connection to be deleted is identified by its
           name, UUID or D-Bus path. If ID is ambiguous, a keyword id, uuid or path can be used.
           See connection show above for the description of the ID-specifying keywords.

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 10 seconds.

       monitor [id | uuid | path] ID...
           Monitor connection profile activity. This command prints a line whenever the specified
           connection changes. The connection to be monitored is identified by its name, UUID or
           D-Bus path. If ID is ambiguous, a keyword id, uuid or path can be used. See connection
           show above for the description of the ID-specifying keywords.

           Monitors all connection profiles in case none is specified. The command terminates
           when all monitored connections disappear. If you want to monitor connection creation
           consider using the global monitor with nmcli monitor command.

           Reload all connection files from disk. NetworkManager does not monitor changes to
           connection. So you need to use this command in order to tell NetworkManager to re-read
           the connection profiles from disk when a change was made to them.

       load filename...
           Load/reload one or more connection files from disk. Use this after manually editing a
           connection file to ensure that NetworkManager is aware of its latest state.

       import [--temporary] type type file file
           Import an external/foreign configuration as a NetworkManager connection profile. The
           type of the input file is specified by type option.

           Only VPN configurations are supported at the moment. The configuration is imported by
           NetworkManager VPN plugins.  type values are the same as for vpn-type option in nmcli
           connection add. VPN configurations are imported by VPN plugins. Therefore the proper
           VPN plugin has to be installed so that nmcli could import the data.

           The imported connection profile will be saved as persistent unless --temporary option
           is specified, in which case the new profile won't exist after NetworkManager restart.

       export [id | uuid | path] ID [file]
           Export a connection.

           Only VPN connections are supported at the moment. A proper VPN plugin has to be
           installed so that nmcli could export a connection. If no file is provided, the VPN
           configuration data will be printed to standard output.


       nmcli device {status | show | set | up | connect | reapply | modify | down | disconnect |
                    delete | monitor | wifi | lldp} [ARGUMENTS...]

       Show and manage network interfaces.

           Print status of devices.

           This is the default action if no command is specified to nmcli device.

       show [ifname]
           Show detailed information about devices. Without an argument, all devices are
           examined. To get information for a specific device, the interface name has to be

       set [ifname] ifname [autoconnect {yes | no}] [managed {yes | no}]
           Set device properties.

       up ifname
           Connect the device. NetworkManager will try to find a suitable connection that will be
           activated. It will also consider connections that are not set to auto connect.

           If no compatible connection exists, a new profile with default settings will be
           created and activated. This differentiates nmcli connection up ifname "$DEVICE" from
           nmcli device up "$DEVICE"

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 90 seconds.

       connect ifname
           Alias for command up. Before version 1.34.0 up was not supported.

       reapply ifname
           Attempt to update device with changes to the currently active connection made since it
           was last applied.

       modify ifname {option value | [+|-] value}...
           Modify the settings currently active on the device.

           This command lets you do temporary changes to a configuration active on a particular
           device. The changes are not preserved in the connection profile.

           See nm-settings-nmcli(5) for the list of available properties. Please note that some
           properties can't be changed on an already connected device.

       down ifname...
           Disconnect a device and prevent the device from automatically activating further
           connections without user/manual intervention. Note that disconnecting software devices
           may mean that the devices will disappear.

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 10 seconds.

       disconnect ifname...
           Alias for command down. Before version 1.34.0 down was not supported.

       delete ifname...
           Delete a device. The command removes the interface from the system. Note that this
           only works for software devices like bonds, bridges, teams, etc. Hardware devices
           (like Ethernet) cannot be deleted by the command.

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 10 seconds.

       monitor [ifname...]
           Monitor device activity. This command prints a line whenever the specified devices
           change state.

           Monitors all devices in case no interface is specified. The monitor terminates when
           all specified devices disappear. If you want to monitor device addition consider using
           the global monitor with nmcli monitor command.

       wifi [list [--rescan | auto | no | yes] [ifname ifname] [bssid BSSID]]
           List available Wi-Fi access points. The ifname and bssid options can be used to list
           APs for a particular interface or with a specific BSSID, respectively.

           By default, nmcli ensures that the access point list is no older than 30 seconds and
           triggers a network scan if necessary. The --rescan can be used to either force or
           disable the scan regardless of how fresh the access point list is.

       wifi connect (B)SSID [password password] [wep-key-type {key | phrase}] [ifname ifname]
       [bssid BSSID] [name name] [private {yes | no}] [hidden {yes | no}]
           Connect to a Wi-Fi network specified by SSID or BSSID. The command finds a matching
           connection or creates one and then activates it on a device. This is a command-line
           counterpart of clicking an SSID in a GUI client. If a connection for the network
           already exists, it is possible to bring up (activate) the existing profile as follows:
           nmcli con up id name. Note that only open, WEP and WPA-PSK networks are supported if
           no previous connection exists. It is also assumed that IP configuration is obtained
           via DHCP.

           If --wait option is not specified, the default timeout will be 90 seconds.

           Available options are:

               password for secured networks (WEP or WPA).

               type of WEP secret, either key for ASCII/HEX key or phrase for passphrase.

               interface that will be used for activation.

               if specified, the created connection will be restricted just for the BSSID.

               if specified, the connection will use the name (else NM creates a name itself).

               if set to yes, the connection will only be visible to the user who created it.
               Otherwise, the connection is system-wide, which is the default.

               set to yes when connecting for the first time to an AP not broadcasting its SSID.
               Otherwise, the SSID would not be found and the connection attempt would fail.

       wifi hotspot [ifname ifname] [con-name name] [ssid SSID] [band {a | bg}] [channel channel]
       [password password]
           Create a Wi-Fi hotspot. The command creates a hotspot connection profile according to
           Wi-Fi device capabilities and activates it on the device. The hotspot is secured with
           WPA if device/driver supports that, otherwise WEP is used. Use connection down or
           device down to stop the hotspot.

           Parameters of the hotspot can be influenced by the optional parameters:

               what Wi-Fi device is used.

               name of the created hotspot connection profile.

               SSID of the hotspot.

               Wi-Fi band to use.

               Wi-Fi channel to use.

               password to use for the created hotspot. If not provided, nmcli will generate a
               password. The password is either WPA pre-shared key or WEP key.

               Note that --show-secrets global option can be used to print the hotspot password.
               It is useful especially when the password was generated.

       wifi rescan [ifname ifname] [ssid SSID...]
           Request that NetworkManager immediately re-scan for available access points.
           NetworkManager scans Wi-Fi networks periodically, but in some cases it can be useful
           to start scanning manually (e.g. after resuming the computer). By using ssid, it is
           possible to scan for a specific SSID, which is useful for APs with hidden SSIDs. You
           can provide multiple ssid parameters in order to scan more SSIDs.

           This command does not show the APs, use nmcli device wifi list for that.

       wifi show-password [ifname ifname]
           Show the details of the active Wi-Fi networks, including the secrets.

       lldp [list [ifname ifname]]
           Display information about neighboring devices learned through the Link Layer Discovery
           Protocol (LLDP). The ifname option can be used to list neighbors only for a given
           interface. The protocol must be enabled in the connection settings.


       nmcli agent {secret | polkit | all}

       Run nmcli as a NetworkManager secret agent, or polkit agent.

           Register nmcli as a NetworkManager secret agent and listen for secret requests. You
           usually do not need this command, because nmcli can handle secrets when connecting to
           networks. However, you may find the command useful when you use another tool for
           activating connections and you do not have a secret agent available (like nm-applet).

           Register nmcli as a polkit agent for the user session and listen for authorization
           requests. You do not usually need this command, because nmcli can handle polkit
           actions related to NetworkManager operations (when run with --ask). However, you may
           find the command useful when you want to run a simple text based polkit agent and you
           do not have an agent of a desktop environment. Note that running this command makes
           nmcli handle all polkit requests, not only NetworkManager related ones, because only
           one polkit agent can run for the session.

           Runs nmcli as both NetworkManager secret and a polkit agent.


       Implicit coloring can be disabled by an empty file /etc/terminal-colors.d/nmcli.disable.

       See terminal-colors.d(5) for more details about colorization configuration. The logical
       color names supported by nmcli are:

           A connection that is active.

           Connection that is being activated.

           Connection that is being disconnected.

           Connection representing configuration created externally to NetworkManager.

           Connection whose details is the user not permitted to see.

           Connectivity state when Internet is reachable.

           Connectivity state when only a local network reachable.

           Connectivity state when the network is disconnected.

           Connectivity state when a captive portal hijacked the connection.

           Connectivity state when a connectivity check didn't run.

           Device that is connected.

           Device that is being configured.

           Device that is not connected.

           Device configured externally to NetworkManager.

           Warning of a missing device firmware.

           Warning of a missing device plugin.

           Device that is not available for activation.

           Device is disabled by software or hardware kill switch.

           Notice that the NetworkManager daemon is available.

           Notice that the NetworkManager daemon is being initially connected.

           Notice that the NetworkManager daemon is not available.

           An action that requires user authentication to get permission.

           An action that is not permitted.

           An action that is permitted.

           Prompt in interactive mode.

           Indication that NetworkManager in suspended state.

           Indication that NetworkManager in connected to Internet.

           Indication that NetworkManager in local network.

           Indication that NetworkManager in connected to networks other than Internet.

           Indication that NetworkManager is establishing a network connection.

           Indication that NetworkManager is disconnected from a network.

           Indication that NetworkManager is being disconnected from a network.

           Wi-Fi network with an excellent signal level.

           Wi-Fi network with a fair signal level.

           Wi-Fi network with a good signal level.

           Wi-Fi network with a poor signal level.

           Wi-Fi network that hasn't been actually seen (a hidden AP).

           A property that is turned off.

           A property that is turned on.


       nmcli's behavior is affected by the following environment variables.

           If set to a non-empty string value, it overrides the values of all the other
           internationalization variables.

           Determines the locale to be used for internationalized messages.

           Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or


       Be aware that nmcli is localized and that is why the output depends on your environment.
       This is important to realize especially when you parse the output.

       Call nmcli as LC_ALL=C nmcli to be sure the locale is set to C while executing in a

       LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, LANG variables specify the LC_MESSAGES locale category (in that
       order), which determines the language that nmcli uses for messages. The C locale is used
       if none of these variables are set, and this locale uses English messages.


       nmcli exits with status 0 if it succeeds, a value greater than 0 is returned if an error

           Success – indicates the operation succeeded.

           Unknown or unspecified error.

           Invalid user input, wrong nmcli invocation.

           Timeout expired (see --wait option).

           Connection activation failed.

           Connection deactivation failed.

           Disconnecting device failed.

           Connection deletion failed.

           NetworkManager is not running.

           Connection, device, or access point does not exist.

           When used with --complete-args option, a file name is expected to follow.


       This section presents various examples of nmcli usage. If you want even more, please refer
       to nmcli-examples(7) manual page.

       nmcli -t -f RUNNING general
           tells you whether NetworkManager is running or not.

       nmcli -t -f STATE general
           shows the overall status of NetworkManager.

       nmcli radio wifi off
           switches Wi-Fi off.

       nmcli connection show
           lists all connections NetworkManager has.

       nmcli -p -m multiline -f all con show
           shows all configured connections in multi-line mode.

       nmcli connection show --active
           lists all currently active connections.

       nmcli -f name,autoconnect c s
           shows all connection profile names and their auto-connect property.

       nmcli -p connection show "My default em1"
           shows details for "My default em1" connection profile.

       nmcli --show-secrets connection show "My Home Wi-Fi"
           shows details for "My Home Wi-Fi" connection profile with all passwords. Without
           --show-secrets option, secrets would not be displayed.

       nmcli -f active connection show "My default em1"
           shows details for "My default em1" active connection, like IP, DHCP information, etc.

       nmcli -f profile con s "My wired connection"
           shows static configuration details of the connection profile with "My wired
           connection" name.

       nmcli -p con up "My wired connection" ifname eth0
           activates the connection profile with name "My wired connection" on interface eth0.
           The -p option makes nmcli show progress of the activation.

       nmcli con up 6b028a27-6dc9-4411-9886-e9ad1dd43761 ap 00:3A:98:7C:42:D3
           connects the Wi-Fi connection with UUID 6b028a27-6dc9-4411-9886-e9ad1dd43761 to the AP
           with BSSID 00:3A:98:7C:42:D3.

       nmcli device status
           shows the status for all devices.

       nmcli dev down em2
           disconnects a connection on interface em2 and marks the device as unavailable for
           auto-connecting. As a result, no connection will automatically be activated on the
           device until the device's 'autoconnect' is set to TRUE or the user manually activates
           a connection.

       nmcli -f GENERAL,WIFI-PROPERTIES dev show wlan0
           shows details for wlan0 interface; only GENERAL and WIFI-PROPERTIES sections will be

       nmcli -f CONNECTIONS device show wlp3s0
           shows all available connection profiles for your Wi-Fi interface wlp3s0.

       nmcli dev wifi
           lists available Wi-Fi access points known to NetworkManager.

       nmcli dev wifi con "Cafe Hotspot 1" password caffeine name "My cafe"
           creates a new connection named "My cafe" and then connects it to "Cafe Hotspot 1" SSID
           using password "caffeine". This is mainly useful when connecting to "Cafe Hotspot 1"
           for the first time. Next time, it is better to use nmcli con up id "My cafe" so that
           the existing connection profile can be used and no additional is created.

       nmcli -s dev wifi hotspot con-name QuickHotspot
           creates a hotspot profile and connects it. Prints the hotspot password the user should
           use to connect to the hotspot from other devices.

       nmcli dev modify em1 ipv4.method shared
           starts IPv4 connection sharing using em1 device. The sharing will be active until the
           device is disconnected.

       nmcli dev modify em1 ipv6.address 2001:db8::a:bad:c0de
           temporarily adds an IP address to a device. The address will be removed when the same
           connection is activated again.

       nmcli connection add type ethernet autoconnect no ifname eth0
           non-interactively adds an Ethernet connection tied to eth0 interface with automatic IP
           configuration (DHCP), and disables the connection's autoconnect flag.

       nmcli c a ifname Maxipes-fik type vlan dev eth0 id 55
           non-interactively adds a VLAN connection with ID 55. The connection will use eth0 and
           the VLAN interface will be named Maxipes-fik.

       nmcli c a ifname eth0 type ethernet ipv4.method disabled ipv6.method link-local
           non-interactively adds a connection that will use eth0 Ethernet interface and only
           have an IPv6 link-local address configured.

       nmcli connection edit ethernet-em1-2
           edits existing "ethernet-em1-2" connection in the interactive editor.

       nmcli connection edit type ethernet con-name "yet another Ethernet connection"
           adds a new Ethernet connection in the interactive editor.

       nmcli con mod ethernet-2 connection.autoconnect no
           modifies 'autoconnect' property in the 'connection' setting of 'ethernet-2'

       nmcli con mod "Home Wi-Fi" wifi.mtu 1350
           modifies 'mtu' property in the 'wifi' setting of 'Home Wi-Fi' connection.

       nmcli con mod em1-1 ipv4.method manual ipv4.addr ",,"
           sets manual addressing and the addresses in em1-1 profile.

       nmcli con modify ABC +ipv4.dns
           appends a Google public DNS server to DNS servers in ABC profile.

       nmcli con modify ABC -ipv4.addresses ""
           removes the specified IP address from (static) profile ABC.

       nmcli con import type openvpn file ~/Downloads/frootvpn.ovpn
           imports an OpenVPN configuration to NetworkManager.

       nmcli con export corp-vpnc /home/joe/corpvpn.conf
           exports NetworkManager VPN profile corp-vpnc as standard Cisco (vpnc) configuration.


       nmcli accepts abbreviations, as long as they are a unique prefix in the set of possible
       options. As new options get added, these abbreviations are not guaranteed to stay unique.
       For scripting and long term compatibility it is therefore strongly advised to spell out
       the full option names.


       There are probably some bugs. If you find a bug, please report it to your distribution or
       upstream at


       nmcli-examples(7), nm-settings-nmcli(5), nm-online(1), NetworkManager(8),
       NetworkManager.conf(5), nm-applet(1), nm-connection-editor(1), terminal-colors.d(5).