man wakeonlan Command

Man page for apt-get wakeonlan Command

Man Page for wakeonlan in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man wakeonlan

Man Wakeonlan  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man wakeonlan in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man wakeonlan

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

WAKEONLAN(1)          User Contributed Perl Documentation         WAKEONLAN(1)

wakeonlan Perl script to wake up computers

wakeonlan [ h] [ v] [ i IP_address] [ p port] [ f file]
[[hardware_address] ...]

This script sends 'magic packets' to wake on lan enabled ethernet
adapters and motherboards, in order to switch on the called PC. Be sure
to connect the NIC with the motherboard if neccesary, and enable the
WOL function in the BIOS.

The 'magic packet' consists of 6 times 0xFF followed by 16 times the
hardware address of the NIC. This sequence can be encapsulated in any
kind of packet. This script uses UDP packets.

h Displays the help information.

v Displays the script version.

i ip_address
Destination IP address. Unless you have static ARP tables you
should use some kind of broadcast address (the broadcast address of
the network where the computer resides or the limited broadcast
address). Default: (the limited broadcast address).

p port
Destination port. Default: 9 (the discard port).

f file
File with hardware addresses of wakeable computers. For an example
check the file lab001.wol in the examples subdirectory.

Using the limited broadcast address (

$ wakeonlan 01:02:03:04:05:06
$ wakeonlan 01:02:03:04:05:06 01:02:03:04:05:07

Using a subnet broadcast address:

$ wakeonlan i 01:02:03:04:05:06

Using another destination port:

$ wakeonlan i p 1234 01:02:03:04:05:06

Using a file as source of hardware and IP addresses:

$ wakeonlan f examples/lab001.wol
$ wakeonlan f examples/lab001.wol 01:02:03:04:05:06

Jose Pedro Oliveira maintaining and expanding
original work done by Ico Doornekamp .

Copyright (c) 2000 2005 Jose Pedro Oliveira.

This is free software. You may modify it and distribute it under
Perl's Artistic Licence. Modified versions must be clearly indicated.

For more information regarding this script and Wakeonlan technology
just check the following address

perl v5.10.0 2008 05 06 WAKEONLAN(1)

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