reads raw HCI data coming from and going to a Bluetooth device (which can be
specified with the option
default is the first available one) and prints to screen commands, events and
data in a human-readable form. Optionally, the dump can be written to a file
rather than parsed, and the dump file can be parsed in a subsequent moment.
Prints usage info and exits
Data is read from
which must be the name of an installed Bluetooth device. If not specified,
option is not set, data is read from the first available Bluetooth device.
-l <len>, --snap-len=<len>
Sets max length of processed packets to
-p <psm>, --psm=<psm>
Sets default Protocol Service Multiplexer to
-m <compid>, --manufacturer=<compid>
Sets default company id for manufacturer to
-w <file>, --save-dump=<file>
Parse output is not printed to screen, instead data read from device is saved in file
The saved dump file can be subsequently parsed with option
-r <file>, --read-dump=<file>
Data is not read from a Bluetooth device, but from file
is created with option
-s <host>, --send-dump=<host>
Parse output is not printed to screen, instead data read from device is sent to host
-n <host>, --recv-dump=<host>
Data is not read from a Bluetooth device, but from host
-d <host>, --wait-dump=<host>
Data is read from a Bluetooth device, but then send to
for processing. No data is read if no host is connected.
Prepend a time stamp to every packet.
For every packet, not only is the packet type displayed, but also all data in ASCII.
For every packet, not only is the packet type displayed, but also all data in hex.
For every packet, not only is the packet type displayed, but also all data in hex and ASCII.
For every packet, only the raw data is displayed.
Sets the PSM value for the CAPI Message Transport Protocol.
Sets the PSM value for the Hardcopy Control Channel.
Sets the RFCOMM channel value for the Object Exchange Protocol.
Sets the RFCOMM channel value for the Point-to-Point Protocol.
Extract PPP traffic with pppdump format.
Extract SCO audio data.
Use the BTSnoop file format.
Enables a more verbose decoding of every packet.
Don't display any vendor commands or events and don't show any pin code or link key in plain text.
No appending to existing files. Always create new files.
Use IPv4 when sending information over the network
Use IPv6 when sending information over the network
is a space-separated list of packet categories: available categories are
If filters are used, only packets belonging to the specified categories are
dumped. By default, all packets are dumped.