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       rfkill - tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices


       rfkill [options] [command] [ID|type ...]


       rfkill lists, enabling and disabling wireless devices.

       The command "list" output format is deprecated and maintained for backward compatibility
       only. The new output format is the default when no command is specified or when the option
       --output is used.

       The default output is subject to change. So whenever possible, you should avoid using
       default outputs in your scripts. Always explicitly define expected columns by using the
       --output option together with a columns list in environments where a stable output is


       -J, --json
           Use JSON output format.

       -n, --noheadings
           Do not print a header line.

       -o, --output
           Specify which output columns to print. Use --help to get a list of available columns.

           Output all available columns.

       -r, --raw
           Use the raw output format.

           Display help text and exit.

           Display version information and exit.


           Display help text and exit.

           Listen for rfkill events and display them on stdout.

       list [id|type ...]
           List the current state of all available devices. The command output format is
           deprecated, see the section DESCRIPTION. It is a good idea to check with list command
           id or type scope is appropriate before setting block or unblock. Special all type
           string will match everything. Use of multiple ID or type arguments is supported.

       block id|type [...]
           Disable the corresponding device.

       unblock id|type [...]
           Enable the corresponding device. If the device is hard-blocked, for example via a
           hardware switch, it will remain unavailable though it is now soft-unblocked.

       toggle id|type [...]
           Enable or disable the corresponding device.


             rfkill --output ID,TYPE
             rfkill block all
             rfkill unblock wlan
             rfkill block bluetooth uwb wimax wwan gps fm nfc


       rfkill was originally written by Johannes Berg <> and Marcel
       Holtmann <>. The code has been later modified by Sami Kerola
       <> and Karel Zak <> for the util-linux project.

       This manual page was written by Darren Salt <> for the
       Debian project (and may be used by others).


       powertop(8), systemd-rfkill(8), Linux kernel documentation


       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at


       The rfkill command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux
       Kernel Archive <>.