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egctl(1) General Commands Manual egctl(1)


egctl - EnerGenie EG-PMS-LAN control utility


egctl NAME [S1 S2 S3 S4]


egctl is a program to control the state of EnerGenie Programmable surge protector with LAN interface. It uses native EG-PMS-LAN data exchange protocol version 2.0 or 2.1, not HTTP. When executed with the only argument it dumps the state of the specified device. If all five arguments are specified, it changes the state of the device and dumps the new state.


The name of the device to control (as it is specified in the configuration file). This name has no relation to the IP address or the domain name.
The action to perform on n-th socket. Possible values are: on, off, toggle and left.


Configuration file is a table of devices. Each device is described on a separate line; fields on each line are separated by tabs or spaces. Lines starting with '#' are comments, blank lines are ignored.

Name of device. It is a string that will be used to address the device in the utility commands. It is not necessary to be the same as Server name in the web interface.
Protocol. Supported protocols are: pms20 and pms21.
IP address of device.
TCP port of device. (Power Manager client port in the web interface).


Device Protocol
EG-PMS-LAN pms20
EG-PMS2-LAN pms21


Suppose a user has two EG-PMS-LAN devices configured as follows:

1., port 5000, password hackme
2., port 5001, password hackmesoftly

In order to control them using the utility the user needs to create a configuration file like the following:

eg1 pms20 5000 hackme
eg2 pms20 5001 hackmesoftly

Now she can get the status of the devices with commands

egctl eg1
egctl eg2

and switch the state of the AC power sockets with a command like

egctl eg1 on left left off


user's configuration file
system-wide configuration file


This program cannot modify the internal schedule of the device.


Written by Vitaly Sinilin <>


EnerGenie is a registered trademark of Gembird Holding B.V.

19 August 2014 egctl