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Monitor, configure connections, and send special commands to Bluetooth devices. More information:

  • Scan for Bluetooth devices:

hcitool scan

  • Output the name of a device, returning its MAC address:

hcitool name {{bdaddr}}

  • Fetch information about a remote Bluetooth device:

hcitool info {{bdaddr}}

  • Check the link quality to a Bluetooth device:

hcitool lq {{bdaddr}}

  • Modify the transmit power level:

hcitool tpl {{bdaddr}} {{0|1}}

  • Display the link policy:

hcitool lp

  • Request authentication with a specific device:

hcitool auth {{bdaddr}}

  • Display local devices:

hcitool dev