a little help for my script plz!

lanzo lanzato at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 14:54:19 CEST 2009

Hi there!
I'm a beginner in software development and i would like to get a little help
from you for my little project.

I wish to create a little script which does the following:

1- wake up the FR each xx mins (let's say 30 mins) from suspend mode
2- disable the auto-suspend mode
3- switch on the wi-fi
4- scan the available wi-fi networks and, if one known is detected, connect,
else "goto" #6.
5- perform some action like check my email and give a sound notice
6- switch off the wi-fi
7- re-enable the auto-suspend mode
8- suspend the FR (this should be automatic after the #7)

I thought to prepare a txt file with the login infos for my known wi-fi
networks and use something like "iwconfig eth0 scan" to scan the wi-fi.
I guess the wpa-supplicant operation is similar to my deskop, so i think it
shouldn't be a problem. am i wrong?

However my questions are:
-what is, in your opinion, the best way to do this? should i build a shell
script or thinking on, let's say, python?
-is it possible to disconnect and reconnect the wi-fi without switching off
the phone? (i remember there was a bug or something...?)
-is there any place where i can find the shell commands to perform the  GUI
operations? (i mean "switch on-off the wifi", "enable-disable the
auto-suspend mode"?

Thank you very much in advance for any hint!
bye! :)
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