Command Line Cover


A command_linecover platform that issues specific commands when it is moved up, down and stopped. It allows anyone to integrate any type of cover into Home Assistant that can be controlled from the command line.

To enable a command line cover in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
cover:
  - platform: command_line
    covers:
      garage_door:
        command_open: move_command up garage
        command_close: move_command down garage
        command_stop: move_command stop garage

Configuration Variables

covers list Required

The array that contains all command line covers.

identifier list Required

Name of the command line cover as slug. Multiple entries are possible.

command_open string Required, default: true

The command to open the cover.

command_close string Required, default: true

The action to close the cover.

command_stop string Required, default: true

The action to stop the cover.

command_state string (Optional)

If given, this will act as a sensor that runs in the background and updates the state of the cover. If the command returns a 0 the indicates the cover is fully closed, whereas a 100 indicates the cover is fully open.

value_template template (Optional, default: ‘{{ value }}’)

if specified, command_state will ignore the result code of the command but the template evaluating will indicate the position of the cover. For example, if your command_state returns a string “open”, using value_template as in the example configuration above will allow you to translate that into the valid state 100.

friendly_name string (Optional)

The name used to display the cover in the frontend.

command_timeout integer (Optional, default: 15)

Defines number of seconds for command timeout.

Examples

In this section you find some real-life examples of how to use this sensor.

Full configuration

# Example configuration.yaml entry
cover:
  - platform: command_line
    covers:
      garage_door:
        command_open: move_command up garage
        command_close: move_command down garage
        command_stop: move_command stop garage
        command_state: state_command garage
        value_template: >
          {% if value == 'open' %}
          100
          {% elif value == 'closed' %}
          0
          {% endif %}