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       bt-adapter - a bluetooth adapter manager


       bt-adapter [OPTION...]

       Help Options:
         -h, --help

       Application Options:
         -l, --list
         -a, --adapter=<name|mac>
         -i, --info
         -d, --discover
         --set <property> <value>


       This utility is used to manage Bluetooth adapters. You can list all available adapters,
       show information about adapter, change adapter properties or discover remote devices.


       -h, --help
           Show help

       -l, --list
           List all available adapters

       -a, --adapter <name|mac>
           Specify adapter to use by his Name or MAC address
           (if this option does not defined - default adapter used)

       -i, --info
           Show information about adapter (returns all properties)

       -d, --discover
           Discover remote devices (with remote device name resolving)

       --set <property> <value>
           Change adapter properties (see ADAPTER PROPERTIES section for list
           of available properties)


       string  Address [ro]
               The Bluetooth adapter address (MAC).

       string  Alias [rw]
               The Bluetooth adapter friendly name.

       uint32  Class [ro]
               The Bluetooth class of device.

       boolean Powered [rw]
               Switch an adapter on or off. This will also set the
               appropiate connectable state.

       boolean Discoverable [rw]
               Switch an adapter to discoverable or non-discoverable
               to either make it visible or hide it.

               If the DiscoverableTimeout is set to a non-zero
               value then the system will set this value back to
               false after the timer expired.

               In case the adapter is switched off, setting this
               value will fail.

       boolean Pairable [rw]
               Switch an adapter to pairable or non-pairable.

               Note that this property only affects incoming pairing

       uint32  PaireableTimeout [rw]
               The pairable timeout in seconds. A value of zero
               means that the timeout is disabled and it will stay in
               pareable mode forever.

       uint32  DiscoverableTimeout [rw]
               The discoverable timeout in seconds. A value of zero
               means that the timeout is disabled and it will stay in
               discoverable/limited mode forever.

               The default value for the discoverable timeout should
               be 180 seconds (3 minutes).

       boolean Discovering [ro]
               Indicates that a device discovery procedure is active.

       list    UUIDs [ro]
               List of 128-bit UUIDs that represents the available local


       Alexander Orlenko <>.


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                                            2014-08-01                              bt-adapter(1)