GNU remotecontrol

GNU remotecontrol Circle

GNU remotecontrol is a web application serving as a management tool for multiple IP enabled HVAC thermostats (device), and other Building Automation devices. The purpose of GNU remotecontrol is to read from and write to multiple IP enabled thermostats.

Downloading remotecontrol


remotecontrol can be found on the main GNU ftp server: (via HTTP) and (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


remotecontrol has Unattended Server Side Automation (USSA), accomplished in separate script files. These files are optional to remotecontrol. These scripts are not distributed with a version release of remotecontrol. They are only available through the remotecontrol repository. The usage instructions for each USSA file are in each script, at the top of each script file. remotecontrol add-ons can be found at (via HTTP) or svn co svn:// (via SVN).


Documentation for remotecontrol is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about remotecontrol by running info remotecontrol or man remotecontrol, or by looking at /usr/share/doc/remotecontrol/, /usr/local/doc/remotecontrol/, or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by running remotecontrol --help.

Mailing lists

remotecontrol has the following mailing lists:

Announcements about remotecontrol and most other GNU software are made on Savannah News for remotecontrol and info-gnu (archive).

Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.

Getting involved

Development of remotecontrol, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

Test Releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Test releases of remotecontrol can be found at (via HTTP) and (via FTP).
For development sources, issue trackers, and other information, please see the remotecontrol project page at
Translating remotecontrol
To translate remotecontrol's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project page for remotecontrol. If you have a new translation of the message strings, or updates to the existing strings, please have the changes made in this repository. Only translations from this site will be incorporated into remotecontrol. For more information, see the Translation Project.
remotecontrol is maintained by a Team that is dedicated to remotecontrol, coordinated by Stephen H. Dawson. Please use the mailing lists for contact.


remotecontrol is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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