[maemo-users] command-line for Bluetooth copy ?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Mar 23 20:31:50 EET 2009
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:19:06AM -0700, Andrew Daviel wrote:
> Is there a simple command that can be used with rsync to send files 
> to/from the tablet over Bluetooth ?

If you set up Bluetooth networking and can ssh into the tablet, then

(Personally, I haven't managed that.  I installed some Maemo Bluetooth
PAN package and had no idea what to do next.)

> At home I give everything static ip addresses and names, and have SSH 
> keys set up, so rsync/scp works transparently (at work, too).
> I have tried using ad-hoc mode on my laptop, but if it's using managed 
> mode to e.g. a hotel network that's not possible without a second NIC.

You could connect both the Nokia and the laptop to the hotel network and
use rsync.  If manually figuring out IP addresses is too much pain (it
is for me), you could set up Avahi to have DNS autodiscovery:

> My 
> new laptop has Bluetooth which works nicely but only from a GUI - on the 
> tablet I must move things into ~/MyDocs/ or /media/mmc* to find them, and 
> I have to always send not upload/download.
> (actually, I wonder why the BT implementation on Linux needed to reinvent 
> the wheel, and could not just appear as another transport layer like Ethernet 
> or FDDI. Then scp/ssh/smb etc. would just work.)

That's not how Bluetooth works.  Only one of the Bluetooth profiles is
usable for IP networking, and, AFAIU, once you got that set up, that's
exactly what you get.

Marius Gedminas
I am a computer. I am dumber than any human and smarter than any administrator.
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