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       bidentify - Barry Project’s program to identify BlackBerry handhelds


       bidentify [-B busname][-N devname][-h][-v]


       bidentify  scans  the  USB  system for available BlackBerry devices and
       probes each one it finds, then sends  the  identifying  information  to
       stdout in a computer-friendly format.


       -B busname
              Specify  the  USB bus to search for Blackberry devices on.  This
              is the first number displayed  in  the  output  from  the  lsusb
              command, such as 002.  If the busname is numeric on your system,
              2 and 002 are equal.  See also the -N option, which can be  used
              together with this option to precisely select the device to work

       -N devname
              Specify  the  USB  device  name.   This  is  the  second  number
              displayed in the output from the lsusb command, such as 005.  If
              the device name is numeric on your system, 5 and 005 are  equal.
              See also the -B option.

       -v     Dump verbose protocol data during operation.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.


       If bidentify detects a BlackBerry device, but cannot access it for some
       reason, it will write an error message to stderr describing the  access
       problem, and return a count of the number of such failed devices as the
       error code.  A return code of 0 means there were no BlackBerry  devices
       found that could not be probed.

       In  the  event of a fatal error, the message will be written to stderr,
       with an error code of 1.


       bidentify is part of the Barry project.  This manual page  was  written
       by Chris Frey.


                               November 30, 2007