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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Access Your Bluetooth Phone Via the Command Line

Feb 27, 2007, 10:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Duane Odom)

"Recently, I upgraded my cell phone to a Motorola RAZR v3 from T-Mobile, a Bluetooth-enabled device. I wanted to copy files to this device using my Laptop running Debian testing (Etch) using command line tools. I found what I needed in a package of Bluetooth tools and daemons called BlueZ.

"After I installed bluez-utils with apt-get, I found a utility installed with the package named sdptool that speaks the Bluetooth Service Discovery Protocol. SDP provides for the discovery of services available on Bluetooth devices. Some common services available on cell phones are Dial-Up Networking for PPP connections, LAN for network connections, and OPUSH (Object PUSH) for sending files to a phone. The OPUSH service seemed to best fit my needs..."

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