homebridge-cmdaccessory

    1.0.3 • Public • Published

    homebridge-cmdaccessory npm version

    CMD Plugin for HomeBridge (API 2.0)

    Based off of: homebridge-cmdswitch2

    Special Thanks

    Special thanks to @luisiam for cmdswitch2. It's great. This is 95% that plugin, but I met a friend who wanted certain "switches" to appear as different types of accessories.

    What this plugin does

    This plugin works much like [homebridge-cmdswitch2], it allows you to run Command Line Interface (CLI) commands via HomeKit. This means you can run a simple commands such as ping, shutdown, or wakeonlan just by telling Siri to do so. An example usage for this plugin would be to turn on your PS4 or HTPC, check if it’s on, and even shut it down when finished.

    This plugin also adds a type property for the config.json to support a few different HAP types. At this time, the following types are supports:

    • Switch
    • Lightbulb
    • Outlet
    • LockMechanism

    How this plugin works

    1. on_cmd: This is the command issued when the accessory is set to "ON" (or Locked, etc).
    2. off_cmd: This is the command issued when the accessory is turned OFF (or Unlocked, etc).
    3. state_cmd: This is the command issued when HomeBridge checks the state of the accessory.
    4. If there is no error, HomeBridge is notified that the accessory is ON (or Locked, etc).
    5. If there is an error, HomeBridge is notified that the accessory is OFF (or Unlocked, etc).

    Things to know about this plugin

    This plugin can only run CLI commands the same as you typing them yourself. In order to test if your on_cmd, off_cmd, or state_cmd are valid commands you need to run them from your CLI. Please keep in mind you will want to run these commands from the same user that runs (or owns) the HomeBridge service if different than your root user.

    Installation

    1. Install homebridge using npm install -g homebridge.
    2. Install this plugin using npm install -g homebridge-cmdaccessory.
    3. Update your configuration file. See configuration sample below.

    Configuration

    Edit your config.json accordingly. Configuration sample:

    "platforms": [{
       "platform": "cmdSwitch2"
    }]
    

    Advanced Configuration (Optional)

    This step is not required. HomeBridge with API 2.0 can handle configurations in the HomeKit app.

    "platforms": [{
       		"platform": "cmdAccessory",
       		"name": "CMD Accessory",
       		"switches": [{
       				"name": "iTunes Switch Test",
       				"on_cmd": "start /B c:/start_itunes.cmd",
       				"off_cmd": "Taskkill /IM itunes.exe /F",
       				"state_cmd": "c:/itunes.cmd",
       				"polling": true,
       				"interval": 3,
       				"manufacturer": "Apple",
       				"type" : "Switch"
       			},{
       				"name": "Test Outlet",
       				"on_cmd": "start /B c:/start_itunes.cmd",
       				"off_cmd": "Taskkill /IM itunes.exe /F",
       				"state_cmd": "c:/itunes.cmd",
       				"polling": true,
       				"interval": 3,
       				"manufacturer": "Apple",
       				"type" : "Outlet"
       			},{
       				"name": "Test Lock 2",
       				"on_cmd": "start /B c:/start_itunes.cmd",
       				"off_cmd": "Taskkill /IM itunes.exe /F",
       				"state_cmd": "c:/itunes.cmd",
       				"polling": true,
       				"interval": 3,
       				"manufacturer": "Apple",
       				"type" : "LockMechanism"
       			},{
       				"name": "Test Bulb 3",
       				"on_cmd": "start /B c:/start_itunes.cmd",
       				"off_cmd": "Taskkill /IM itunes.exe /F",
       				"state_cmd": "c:/itunes.cmd",
       				"polling": true,
       				"interval": 3,
       				"manufacturer": "Apple",
       				"type" : "Lightbulb"
       			}
       		]
       	}
       ]
    
    Fields Description Required
    platform Must always be cmdSwitch2. Yes
    name For logging purposes. No
    switches Array of switch config (multiple accesories supported). Yes
    |- name* Name of your device. Yes
    |- type* Type of accessory. Yes
    |- on_cmd Command to turn on your device. No
    |- off_cmd Command to turn off your device. No
    |- state_cmd Command to detect an ON state of your device. No
    |- polling State polling (Default false). No
    |- interval Polling interval in s (Default 1s). No
    |- manufacturer Manufacturer of your device. No
    |- model Model of your device. No
    |- serial Serial number of your device. No

    *Changing the switch name in config.json will create a new switch instead of renaming the existing one in HomeKit. It's strongly recommended that you rename the switch using a HomeKit app only.

    Install

    npm i homebridge-cmdaccessory

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    Version

    1.0.3

    License

    ISC

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