Langue: en

Version: 254700 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


bluemon --- Activate or deactivate programs based on bluetooth link quality


bluemon [-b aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff] [--btid aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff] [-t threshold] [--threshold threshold] [-i interval] [--interval interval] [-s ] [--stdout ] [--no-syslog ] [-n ] [--no-fork ] [-v ] [--verbose ] [-d ] [--disconnect-hack ] [-q ] [--link-quality ] [-h ] [--help ] [-V ] [--version ]


This manual page documents briefly the bluemon command.

bluemon monitors the quality of the link to a bluetooth device and emits dbus signals when it drops below a given threshold or disconnects. Used with the bluemon-client program, This can be used to perform actions like locking the terminal when you walk away from it.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-i --interval
The check interval, in ms.
-t --threshold
The link quality threshold, out of 255
-b --btid
The bluetooth ID to monitor (e.g. aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff). This parameter may be specified multiple times to monitor multiple devices.
-s --stdout --no-syslog
Log to stdout rather than syslog
-n --no-fork
Do not become a daemon
-d --disconnect-hack
Enable this if your bluetooth device disconnects regularly while still in range, adds a small delay into noticing device abscence upon disconnect.
-v --verbose
Enable verbose output
-q --link-quality
Check for link quality to device. Default only checks for presence of connection.
-h --help
Show summary of options.
-V --version
print version.


hcitool (1), bluemon-client(1), bluemon-query(1), bluemon-dbus(7).


This manual page was written by Matthew Johnson <> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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