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bluez-tools =========== See "Installation" for compile instructions. This was a GSoC'10 project to implement a new command line tools for bluez (bluetooth stack for linux). It is currently an active open source project. The project is implemented in C and uses the D-Bus interface of bluez. The project is still a work in progress, and not all APIs from Bluez have been implemented as a part of bluez-tools. The APIs which have been implemented in bluez-tools are adapter, agent, device, network and obex. Other APIs, such as interfaces for medical devices, pedometers and other specific APIs have not been ported to bluez-tools. Some bluez-tool source relied on the previous version of bluez (4), and have been deprecated, dropped and removed from the code. If such functionality exists in another form in bluez (5), a developer should feel free to clone the project, make the changes and send a merge request. If this is a major change, perhaps requiring multiple eyes, a developer should consider registering a change request at the project git repository. We support the project and welcome changes :) The project is currently a beta version, and hiccups will still be present in the code. Register bugs at the project git repository. Project website: http://code.google.com/p/bluez-tools/ Project Git repository: https://github.com/khvzak/bluez-tools bt-adapter ========== - List available adapters - Show information about adapter (incl properties) - Discover remote devices (with remote device name resolving) - Change adapter properties (eg. Name, Discoverable, Pairable, etc) bt-agent ======== - Manage incoming Bluetooth requests (eg. request of pincode, request of authorize a connection/service request, etc) bt-device ========= - List added devices - Connect to the remote device by his MAC, retrieve all SDP records and then initiate the pairing - Disconnect the remote device - Remove device (and also the pairing information) - Show information about device (incl properties) - Service discovery - Change device properties (eg. Name, Trusted, Blocked, etc) bt-network ========== - Connect to the network device - Register network server for the provided UUID (gn/panu/nap) bt-obex ======= - Agent (to accept/reject incoming bluetooth object push requests) for OBEXD (OPP/FTP profile) - Send local file to the specified remote device using object push profile - Start FTP session with remote device Installation ============ Run `./autogen.sh' at the project root directory. This will generate the missing files you need to compile. Then run `./configure' followed by `make' and then `make install' to compile and install bluez-tools. `make install' requires root access. You can read `INSTALL' for detailed instructions on how to use `./configure'. Requirements ============ bluez-tools post v0.2 uses bluez-5.20 API. Due to the removal of DiscoverServices in the BlueZ 5 device API, bt-device requires `sdptool' (included in bluez-utils) for service discovery. Release Notes ============ For information regarding the changes of bluez-tools, please refer to the `ChangeLog' file included in the project. License ============ bluez-tools is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). Refer to the `COPYING' file for details regarding the license. Known Issues ============ - Discovery mode on `bt-adapter' has no default timeout, which means it will last indefinitly. Using SIGINT (control-c) turns off the discovery scan and exits `bt-adapter'. - `bt-agent' does not recieve a `unregistered' callback signal in BlueZ 5, even when the agent manager successfully unregisters the agent. You will need to use SIGINT (control-c) twice to exit `bt-agent'. - Running `bt-agent' as a daemon process is currently broken.' - bt-network and bt-obex FTP has been implemented but it is largely untested with BlueZ 5. Unaddressed Issues From Pre v0.2 ============ - FTP session closes unexpectedly after the command "ls" (bug in OBEXD?) - Copy/Move methods not yet implemented (OBEXD)