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Old 12-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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NetworkManager and Custom scripts

Hello Friends!

Im using network manager (and nm-applet) to manage my connections. What I would like to do automatically, is to run a custom script when I successfuly connect to a wireless network and run another custom script when I close that connection.

Ive been looking around for information about this topic but I havent got any luck finding it. Any Ideas on how to do this?

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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I am not sure, whether you are looking like this or not.

GW=<Gateway IP>;
ping -c 1 $GW > /dev/null
[ $exitstatus -eq 0 ] && [ ! -e ~/enable ] && <command to run> && touch ~/enable && exit # This line will execute after getting the connection
[ $exitstatus -ne 0 ] && rm ~/enable && <command to execute> # This line will execute at the end

I hope this logic will work... but didn't check..

Last edited by bijo505; 12-24-2012 at 12:05 AM. Reason: Exit status was not properly mentioned.
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