in this page below commands not working (anymore?) is it wrong or outdated?
Generating a full uci section with a simple copy-paste This block of code catches the code printed by uci when you add a new section (see above) and reuses it in all the new keys you want to add after it. This automates what would be a very fun typing or copy-paste job. You can also do this in your scripts. Generic version: rule_name=$(uci add <config> <section-type>) uci batch << EOF set <config>.$rule_name.<option1>='value' set <config>.$rule_name.<option2>='value' set <config>.$rule_name.<option3>='value' ... EOF uci commit A working example: rule_name=$(uci add firewall rule) uci batch << EOF set firewall.$rule_name.enabled='1' set firewall.$rule_name.target='ACCEPT' set firewall.$rule_name.src='wan' set firewall.$rule_name.proto='tcp udp' set firewall.$rule_name.dest_port='111' set firewall.$rule_name.name='NFS_share' EOF uci commit