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Adding NetworkManager Connections via CLI


Support for adding new NetworkManager connections using the nmcli commandline tool.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 19
  • Last updated: 2013-01-08
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

Detailed description

Administrators will be able to configure new connections via a simple command-line interface. It will be possible to create and activate new connections, as well as delete them.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora is moving towards using NetworkManager as the main network configuration software. Adding new network connections is a common task and should by supported on command line.


NetworkManager's nmcli tool.

How To Test

Create a connection using nmcli and check that it was successful.

User Experience




Contingency Plan

Administrators can continue hand-editing configuration files in keyfile or ifcfg format.


Documentation will be drafted at Networking/CLI.

Release Notes

NetworkManager now supports adding new connections via CLI.

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