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bluetoothd - Man Page

Bluetooth daemon

Examples (TL;DR)


bluetoothd [--version] | [--help]

bluetoothd  [--nodetach]  [--compat] [--experimental] [--debug=<files>] [--plugin=<plugins>] [--noplugin=<plugins>]


This manual page documents briefly the bluetoothd daemon, which manages all the Bluetooth devices. bluetoothd can also provide a number of services via the D-Bus message bus system.


-v,  --version

Print bluetoothd version and exit.

-h,  --help

Print bluetoothd options and exit.

-n,  --nodetach

Enable logging in foreground. Directs log output to the controlling terminal in addition to syslog.

-f,  --configfile

Specifies an explicit config file path instead of relying on the default path(/etc/bluetooth/main.conf) for the config file.

-d,  --debug=<file1>:<file2>:...

Sets how much information bluetoothd sends to the log destination (usually syslog's "daemon" facility). If the file options are omitted, then debugging information from all the source files are printed. If file options are present, then only debug prints from that source file are printed. The option can be a pattern containing "*" and "?" characters.

Example: --debug=src/adapter.c:src/agent.c

-p,  --plugin=<plugin1>,<plugin2>,..

Load these plugins only. The option can be a pattern containing  "*" and "?" characters.

-P,  --noplugin=<plugin1>,<plugin2>,..

Never load these plugins. The option can be a pattern containing "*" and "?"  characters.

-C,  --compat

Provide deprecated command line interfaces.

-E,  --experimental

Enable D-Bus experimental interfaces. These interfaces are not guaranteed to be compatible or present in future releases.

-T,  --testing

Enable D-Bus testing interfaces. These interfaces are only meant for test validation of the internals of bluetoothd and shall not never be used by anything other than that.

-K,  --kernel=<uuid1>,<uuid2>,...

Enable Kernel experimental features. Kernel experimental features are considered unstable and may be removed from future kernel releases.



Location of the global configuration file.



Reporting Bugs



Marcel Holtmann, Philipp Matthias Hahn, Fredrik Noring

Referenced By

btmgmt(1), org.bluez.AdminPolicySet(5), org.bluez.AdvertisementMonitor(5), org.bluez.AdvertisementMonitorManager(5), org.bluez.BatteryProviderManager(5), org.bluez.GattManager(5).

March, 2004 BlueZ System management commands