wicd-curses man page

wicd-curses — curses-based wicd(8) controller


wicd-curses is a curses-based network controller that uses the Wired/Wireless Internet Connection Daemon (wicd) to control your network connections. It is suitable to run in terminal multiplexers like screen(1).

It is designed to imitate the GTK-based wicd-client(1) as much as possible, and uses the Urwid (http://excess.org/urwid) console widget library to vastly simplify development.

This man page only documents the current status of wicd-curses.  This may/may not be the most up-to-date document.


All of these are case sensitive.

C or enter

Connect to selected network

F8 or Q or q

Quit the client.


Disconnect all devices from network connections


If connecting to a network, stop doing so

F5 or R

Refresh the network list


Bring up the preferences controller


Bring up hidden network scanning dialog

H or h or ?

Bring up a rather simplistic help dialog.  Of course, it mentions this man page first. :-)


Raise the "About wicd-curses" dialog


Bring up network configuration controller for the selected network


Delete the selected wired network profile (from the wired network combo box at the top)


Rename the selected wired network profile (from the wired network combo box at the top)


Bring up instructions on how to edit the scripts.  I have implemented a way to do this in the interface itself, but making it function with all Linux distros would be difficult.  Since you are reading this, you should know how to do what I suggest.  ;-)


Raise the Ad-Hoc network creation dialog


Show the list of saved wireless networks, to be able to remove them

See Also

wicd-client(1), wicd(8)


Probably lots.  ;-)

If you happen to find one, ask about it on #wicd on freenode, or submit a bug report to http://launchpad.net/wicd.

Wicd-Curses Author

Andrew Psaltis <ampsaltis@gmail.com>

Wicd Authors

Adam Blackburn <compwiz18@gmail.com>
Dan O'Reilly <oreilldf@gmail.com>
David Paleino <d.paleino@gmail.com>

Referenced By

wicd(8), wicd-client(1), wicd-manager-settings.conf(5), wicd-wired-settings.conf(5), wicd-wireless-settings.conf(5).

December 2009 wicd-curses-uimod