Commit 2d523bd8 authored by Jiří Klimeš's avatar Jiří Klimeš

cli: allow creating temporary (unsaved) connection with 'nmcli con add'

parent 97ededaf
......@@ -344,6 +344,7 @@ usage_connection_add (void)
" ifname <interface name> | \"*\"\n"
" [con-name <connection name>]\n"
" [autoconnect yes|no]\n\n"
" [save yes|no]\n\n"
" ethernet: [mac <MAC address>]\n"
" [cloned-mac <cloned MAC address>]\n"
......@@ -4930,6 +4931,19 @@ add_connection_cb (NMRemoteSettings *settings,
quit ();
static gboolean
add_new_connection (gboolean persistent,
NMRemoteSettings *settings,
NMConnection *connection,
NMRemoteSettingsAddConnectionFunc callback,
gpointer user_data)
if (persistent)
return nm_remote_settings_add_connection (settings, connection, callback, user_data);
return nm_remote_settings_add_connection_unsaved (settings, connection, callback, user_data);
static NMCResultCode
do_connection_add (NmCli *nmc, int argc, char **argv)
......@@ -4945,6 +4959,8 @@ do_connection_add (NmCli *nmc, int argc, char **argv)
const char *ifname = NULL;
char *ifname_ask = NULL;
gboolean ifname_mandatory = TRUE;
const char *save = NULL;
gboolean save_bool = TRUE;
AddConnectionInfo *info = NULL;
const char *setting_name;
GError *error = NULL;
......@@ -4952,6 +4968,7 @@ do_connection_add (NmCli *nmc, int argc, char **argv)
{"con-name", TRUE, &con_name, FALSE},
{"autoconnect", TRUE, &autoconnect, FALSE},
{"ifname", TRUE, &ifname, FALSE},
{"save", TRUE, &save, FALSE},
{NULL} };
nmc->return_value = NMC_RESULT_SUCCESS;
......@@ -4992,6 +5009,16 @@ do_connection_add (NmCli *nmc, int argc, char **argv)
goto error;
if (save) {
GError *tmp_err = NULL;
if (!nmc_string_to_bool (save, &save_bool, &tmp_err)) {
g_string_printf (nmc->return_text, _("Error: 'save': %s."),
nmc->return_value = NMC_RESULT_ERROR_USER_INPUT;
g_clear_error (&tmp_err);
goto error;
/* ifname is mandatory for all connection types except virtual ones (bond, team, bridge, vlan) */
if ( strcmp (type, NM_SETTING_BOND_SETTING_NAME) == 0
......@@ -5069,10 +5096,11 @@ do_connection_add (NmCli *nmc, int argc, char **argv)
info->con_name = g_strdup (nm_connection_get_id (connection));
/* Tell the settings service to add the new connection */
nm_remote_settings_add_connection (nmc->system_settings,
add_new_connection (save_bool,
if (connection)
g_object_unref (connection);
......@@ -389,6 +389,8 @@ Note: use quotes around \fB*\fP to suppress shell expansion.
\(en connection name (when not provided a default name is generated: <type>[-<ifname>][-<num>])
.IP "\fI[autoconnect yes|no]\fP" 42
\(en whether the connection profile can be automatically activated (default: yes)
.IP "\fI[save yes|no]\fP" 42
\(en whether the connection should be persistent, i.e. NetworkManager should store it on disk (default: yes)
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