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wicd-cli(8) System Manager's Manual wicd-cli(8)


wicd-cli - command-line interface to wicd


wicd-cli [options]


This manual page documents briefly the wicd-cli command.

wicd-cli is a scriptable command-line only "client" for wicd.


Show summary of options.
Specify which network wicd-cli should act on.
Show property from network details.
Set selected property to value
Set the name for the profile to load/save to name.
Scan available wireless networks.
Save the network connection profile.
List the networks WICD has in its cache.
Show details of selected network.
Disconnect from the current network.
Connect to the selected network.
View the available encryption templates WICD can use.
Use the wireless interface.
Use the wired interface.
Load a wired connection profile.


wicd(1), wicd-client(1), wicd-gtk(8), wicd-curses(8)


wicd-cli was written by Ronuk Raval.

This manual page was written by David Paleino <>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

Dec 2009