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.
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
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.
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