rfkill(8) tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices


rfkill [options] command


Show the version of rfkill.


Show rfkill's built-in help text.
Listen for rfkill events and display them on stdout.
list [type]
List the current state of all available rfkill-using devices, or just all of the given type.
block index|type
Disable the device corresponding to the given index. type is one of "all", "wifi", "wlan", "bluetooth", "uwb", "ultrawideband", "wimax", "wwan", "gps", "fm" or "nfc".
unblock index|type
Enable the device corresponding to the given index. If the device is hard-blocked, e.g. via a hardware switch, it will remain unavailable though it is now soft-unblocked.


rfkill was originally written by Johannes Berg <[email protected]> and Marcel Holtmann <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Darren Salt <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).