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

From: Andrew Daviel advax at triumf.ca
Date: Mon Apr 13 11:09:50 EEST 2009
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Andrew Daviel wrote:

> Is there a simple command that can be used with rsync to send files to/from 
> the tablet over Bluetooth ?

Thanks for the hints, guys.

On my laptop (FC9):
- set /etc/sysconfig/pand to "PANDARGS='--listen --role GN'"
# service bluetooth stop
# service pand start
# pand -l
bnep0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx GN
# ifconfig bnep0

On my tablet (N810, diablo):
# apt-get install bluez-utils-test
# pand --connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
# pand -l
bnep0 yy:yy:yy:yy:yy:yy PANU
# ifconfig bnep0
$ rsync -av whatever user at

Looks like ssh,scp will work from either end. Should be possible to run 
bridging on the laptop, too. (Or in WiFi Adhoc mode). Really the only 
time I'd want to do that is for loading tiles into Maemo Mapper when 
there's a wired connection but no wireless, and I've got a laptop with 
me. Otherwise it's more if I take the tablet and laptop sailing, away 
from access points, and want to use the laptop keyboard to program on the 

Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada

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