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       bidentify - Barry Project's program to identify BlackBerry handhelds


       bidentify [-B busname][-N devname][-h][-v]


       bidentify  scans  the  USB  system for available BlackBerry devices and probes each one it
       finds, then sends the identifying information to stdout in a computer-friendly format.


       -B busname
              Specify the USB bus to search for Blackberry devices on.  This is the first  number
              displayed  in  the  output  from the lsusb command, such as 002.  If the busname is
              numeric on your system, 2 and 002 are equal.  See also the -N option, which can  be
              used together with this option to precisely select the device to work with.

       -N devname
              Specify  the  USB  device  name.  This is the second number displayed in the output
              from the lsusb command, such as 005.  If the device name is numeric on your system,
              5 and 005 are equal.  See also the -B option.

       -v     Dump verbose protocol data during operation.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.


       If  bidentify  detects  a BlackBerry device, but cannot access it for some reason, it will
       write an error message to stderr describing the access problem, and return a count of  the
       number  of  such failed devices as the error code.  A return code of 0 means there were no
       BlackBerry devices found that could not be probed.

       In the event of a fatal error, the message will be written to stderr, with an  error  code
       of 1.


       bidentify is part of the Barry project.  This manual page was written by Chris Frey.


                                        November 30, 2007                            BIDENTIFY(1)