obexftp(1) Mobile Equipment file transfer tool




obexftp is used to access files on mobile equipment, i.e. cell phones. With obexftpd you can transfer files between any computers using IrDA, Bluetooth and TCP/IP.

This tool lets you access the ObexFTP library by the means of a command line interface. You might consider using the other means available. E.g. the ObexFS filesystem for Linux.


The ordering of options is important. Every command will use the most recent device set. Every file without command switch will apply to the command given most recent. See EXAMPLES


-i, --irda
Connect using the IrDA protocol. This is the default.
-b device, --bluetooth device
Connect to this bluetooth device. If the device is not given the first device found will be used.
-B number, --channel number
Use this bluetooth channel when connecting. The channel will be discoverd automatically if this option is not used.
-d no/address, --hci no/address
Use the bluetooth device referenced by number or address as source device for the connection.
-u intf no, --usb intf no
Connect to this usb interface or list all available usb interfaces.
-t device, --tty device
Connect to this tty device.
-n host, --network host
Connect to this network host.


-U uuid, --uuid uuid
Select the UUID to connect with. Recognized values are currently "none" needed by some Nokia mobile devices, "FBS" (default) for the normal file browsing service, "IRMC" for IRMC synchronisation and "S45" when connecting to a Siemens Mobile phone via cable or "SHARP" for PCSOFTWARE UUID with Sharp devices.
-H, --noconn
Suppress connection IDs (i.e. send no connection header to the mobile).
-S, --nopath
Don't use "setpath" commands (i.e. send the whole path as filename to the mobile). Can be used together with --noconn and --uuid none to send an OBEX-PUSH.


-c folder, --chdir folder
Set the mobiles current working directory.
-C folder, --mkdir folder
Set the mobiles current working directory. The folder will be created if it doesn't exist.
-l folder, --list folder
List a folder.


-o path, --output path
Specify the target file name, overriding the implicit local name from --get or the implicit remote name from --put
-g source, --get source
Retrieve files from mobile.
-G source, --getdelete source
Retrieve files from mobile and delete them on the mobile
-p source, --put source
Send files to the mobile.
-k source, --delete source
Delete files from the mobile.


-X, --capability
Retrieve the capability object from the mobile (if available).
-Y, --probe
Probe and report device characteristics
-x, --info
Retrieve misc infos from mobile. I.e. memory size and free memory. Siemens specific for now.
-m src dest, --move src dest
Move (rename) files on the mobile. Siemens specific for now.


-v, --verbose
Be verbose and give some additional infos.
-V, --version
Print version string and exit.
-h, --help, --usage
Print short usage instructions.


To get the directory listing from the first irda device
obexftp -i -l or just obexftp -l as IrDA is the default.
To get the file bar from directory foo from the first bluetooth device
obexftp -b -c foo -g bar
To send the file bar to directory foo with device on first serial port
obexftp -t /dev/ttyS0 -c foo -p bar
It is possible to use RfComm (serial port over bluetooth)
obexftp -t /dev/rfcomm0 -c foo -p bar
And also IrComm (serial port over IrDA)
obexftp -t /dev/ircomm0 -c foo -p bar
To send the file bar using plain OBEX PUSH
obexftp --bluetooth --nopath --noconn --uuid none --put bar


Bugs ? Features !


The software has been tested and reported working on at least Siemens, Ericsson, and Nokia phones.


Christian W. Zuckschwerdt <[email protected]>