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BLUEMON-CLIENT(1) General Commands Manual BLUEMON-CLIENT(1)


bluemon-client — Activate or deactivate programs based on bluetooth link quality


bluemon-client [-u command] [--upcmd command] [-d command] [--downcmd command] [-b aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff] [--btid aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff] [-v ] [--verbose ] [-p ] [--protect ] [-h ] [--help ] [-V ] [--version ]


This manual page documents briefly the bluemon-client command.

bluemon-client listens for events from the bluemon daemon and can start or stop programs when the given device is connected or disconnected. 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.

The command to be run when the device is connected.
The command to be run when the device is disconnected.
The bluetooth ID to monitor (e.g. aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff)
Try and protect against spoofing on the DBUS. Requires signals to come from a process owned by the root user.
Enable verbose output
Show summary of options.
Print version


bluemon (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 granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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