wol: Send a Wake on LAN Magic Packet

[ bsd3, library, network, program ] [ Propose Tags ]

A program and library to a send WoL Magic Packet, to remotely start a computer.

This program is useful if you have a computer that you keep at a friend's house because he has a fast internet connection. But he keeps turning the machine off, saying that it warms up his room and your not using it anyway. But now you need a way to turn the machine back on...


$ wol hostname macaddress [portnumber]

If the hostname is not statically known, you can try using LAN broadcast (


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Versions [RSS] 0.1.0, 0.1.2, 0.2
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), bytestring, network, split [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Tom Lokhorst
Maintainer Tom Lokhorst <tom@lokhorst.eu>
Category Network
Home page http://tom.lokhorst.eu/wol
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/tomlokhorst/wol.git
Uploaded by TomLokhorst at 2016-07-05T19:21:37Z
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables wol
Downloads 2108 total (7 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs available [build log]
Last success reported on 2016-07-05 [all 1 reports]