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NAME

       hcidump - Parse HCI data

SYNOPSIS

       hcidump [-h]
       hcidump [option [option...]] [filter]

DESCRIPTION

       hcidump  reads  raw  HCI  data  coming  from and going to a Bluetooth device (which can be
       specified with the option -i, default is the first available one)  and  prints  to  screen
       commands, events and data in a human-readable form. Optionally, the dump can be written to
       a file rather than parsed, and the dump file can be parsed in a subsequent moment.

OPTIONS

       -h     Prints usage info and exits

       -i <hciX>
              Data is read from hciX, which must be the name of an installed Bluetooth device. If
              not  specified,  and if -r option is not set, data is read from the first available
              Bluetooth device.

       -l <len>, --snap-len=<len>
              Sets max length of processed packets to len.

       -p <psm>, --psm=<psm>
              Sets default Protocol Service Multiplexer to psm.

       -m <compid>, --manufacturer=<compid>
              Sets default company id for manufacturer to compid.

       -w <file>, --save-dump=<file>
              Parse output is not printed to screen, instead data read from device  is  saved  in
              file file.  The saved dump file can be subsequently parsed with option -r.

       -r <file>, --read-dump=<file>
              Data is not read from a Bluetooth device, but from file file.  file is created with
              option -t, --timestamp Prepend a time stamp to every packet.

       -a, --ascii
              For every packet, not only is the packet type  displayed,  but  also  all  data  in
              ASCII.

       -x, --hex
              For every packet, not only is the packet type displayed, but also all data in hex.

       -X, --ext
              For  every  packet, not only is the packet type displayed, but also all data in hex
              and ASCII.

       -R, --raw
              For every packet, only the raw data is displayed.

       -C, --cmtp=<psm>
              Sets the PSM value for the CAPI Message Transport Protocol.

       -H, --hcrp=<psm>
              Sets the PSM value for the Hardcopy Control Channel.

       -O, --obex=<channel>
              Sets the RFCOMM channel value for the Object Exchange Protocol.

       -P, --ppp=<channel>
              Sets the RFCOMM channel value for the Point-to-Point Protocol.

       -D, --pppdump=<file>
              Extract PPP traffic with pppdump format.

       -A, --audio=<file>
              Extract SCO audio data.

       -Y, --novendor
              Don't display any vendor commands or events and don't show any pin code or link key
              in plain text.

FILTERS

       filter  is a space-separated list of packet categories: available categories are lmp, hci,
       sco, l2cap, rfcomm, sdp, bnep, cmtp, hidp, hcrp, avdtp, avctp, obex,  capi  and  ppp.   If
       filters  are  used,  only  packets  belonging  to  the specified categories are dumped. By
       default, all packets are dumped.

AUTHORS

       Written by Maxim Krasnyansky <maxk@qualcomm.com> and Marcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org>

       man page by Fabrizio Gennari <fabrizio.gennari@philips.com>