bt-agent man page

bt-adapter — a bluetooth agent


bt-agent [OPTION...]

Help Options:
 -h, --help

Application Options:
 -c, --capability=<capability>
 -p, --pin
 -d, --daemon


This interactive utility is used to manage incoming Bluetooth requests (eg. request of pincode, request of authorize a connection/service request, etc).


-h, --help

Show help

-c, --capability <capability>

Specify the input and output capabilities of the agent.
   `capability` can be one of:
       DisplayYesNo (default)
   (if this option does not defined - `DisplayYesNo' will be used)

-p, --pin <file path<gt>

Use a file that holds a list of authorization codes for each device by name or mac address.
   The contents of the file should be in this format:
       AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF    123456    
       RemoteDeviceName     *         (accept any pin code)
   If a pin file is included, it will check the passkey of the pairing device against the key included in the file. It will automatically authorize the device if the key matches, otherwise it will request the user for manual authorization.

-d, --daemon

Run the agent as a background process (as a daemon).
   The agent will rely on a pin file and request no manual user authorization. Any devices that attempt to pair without a valid passkey defined in the pin file will be automatically rejected.


Alexander Orlenko <>.

See Also

bt-adapter(1) bt-device(1) bt-network(1)

Referenced By

bt-adapter(1), bt-device(1), bt-network(1), bt-obex(1).

2014-08-03 bluez-tools