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       bluemon  —  Activate  or  deactivate  programs  based on bluetooth link


       bluemon  [-b  aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff]    [--btid   aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff]    [-t
       threshold]    [--threshold   threshold]    [-i  interval]   [--interval
       interval]  [-s ]  [--stdout ]  [--no-syslog ]  [-n ]  [--no-fork ]  [-v
       ]   [--verbose ]  [-d ]  [--disconnect-hack ]  [-q ]  [--link-quality ]
       [-h ]  [--help ]  [-V ]  [--version ]


       This manual page documents briefly the bluemon command.

       bluemon monitors the quality of the link  to  a  bluetooth  device  and
       emits   dbus   signals  when  it  drops  below  a  given  threshold  or
       disconnects. Used with the bluemon-client program, This can be used  to
       perform actions like locking the terminal when you walk away from it.


       These  programs  follow  the  usual  GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

       -i           --interval
                 The check interval, in ms.

       -t           --threshold
                 The link quality threshold, out of 255

       -b           --btid
                 The  bluetooth  ID  to monitor (e.g. aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff). This
                 parameter may be specified multiple times to monitor multiple

       -s           --stdout           --no-syslog
                 Log to stdout rather than syslog

       -n           --no-fork
                 Do not become a daemon

       -d           --disconnect-hack
                 Enable  this  if  your bluetooth device disconnects regularly
                 while still in range, adds a small delay into noticing device
                 abscence upon disconnect.

       -v           --verbose
                 Enable verbose output

       -q           --link-quality
                 Check  for  link  quality  to device. Default only checks for
                 presence of connection.

       -h           --help
                 Show summary of options.

       -V           --version
                 print version.


       hcitool (1), bluemon-client(1), bluemon-query(1), bluemon-dbus(7).


       This manual page was written by Matthew Johnson <>
       for  the  Debian  system  (but  may  be used by others).  Permission is
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