The wol package

[Tags:bsd3, library, program]

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 (


Versions 0.1.0, 0.1.2, 0.2
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), network (==2.3.*), split (>=0.1.1 && <0.2) [details]
License BSD3
Author Tom Lokhorst
Maintainer Tom Lokhorst <>
Category Network
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Source repository head: git clone
Uploaded Mon Mar 14 20:05:47 UTC 2011 by TomLokhorst
Distributions NixOS:0.2
Downloads 540 total (4 in the last 30 days)
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