btscanner(1) ncurses-based scanner for Bluetooth devices


btscanner [--help] [--cfg <file>] [--no-reset]


This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

btscanner is a tool designed specifically to extract as much information as possible from a Bluetooth device without the requirement to pair. A detailed information screen extracts HCI and SDP information, and maintains an open connection to monitor the RSSI and link quality. btscanner is based on the BlueZ Bluetooth stack, which is included with recent Linux kernels, and the BlueZ toolset. btscanner also contains a complete listing of the IEEE OUI numbers and class lookup tables. Using the information gathered from these sources it is possible to make educated guesses as to the host device type.


--help Show a help text and exit.

--cfg <file> Use <file> as the config file.

--no-reset Do not reset the Bluetooth adapter before scanning.


Please report any bugs to Tim Hurman <[email protected]>.


btscanner is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL).


Tim Hurman <[email protected]>

This manual page was written by Uwe Hermann <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).