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anyRemote(1) General Commands Manual anyRemote(1)


anyremote - control PC with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi cell phone


anyremote [-f file] [-s peer[,peer ...]] [-log] [-a]

[-fe port] [-u username] [-name SDP service name] [-password]

anyremote -h|-v


anyRemote is remote control software for applications using WiFi or Bluetooth.

anyRemote was developed as thin "communication" layer between device with WiFi or Bluetooth support (which can be cell phone or tablet computer) and Linux PC.

In theory anyRemote could be configured to manage almost any kind of software.

anyRemote is console application, but in addition there are GUI frontends for Gnome and KDE.



print short help and exit


print version number and exit

-f /path/to/configuration/file

By default anyremote will try to find and use $HOME/.anyremote.cfg, then ./.anyremote.cfg. It is possible to specify configuration file directly with -f option.

-s peer[,peer ...]

where peer can be one of:

tcp:_port_ (Server mode - TCP/IP connection)

bluetooth:_channel_ (Server mode - bluetooth connection)

web:_port_ (Server mode - Web interface)

cmxml:_port_ (Server mode - XML services interface)

local:/dev/ircommX (Server mode - IR connection)

rfcomm:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:CC (AT mode - bluetooth connection,

where XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX is bluetooth device address and

CC is channel number - integer from 1 to 32)

/dev/ttyACM# (AT mode - cable connection)

/dev/ircomm# (AT mode - IR connection)

ilirc:_AF_LOCAL socket file_ (use with inputlircd)


avahi - register SDP service using Avahi

Default peer value is bluetooth,tcp:5197,web:5080,avahi

It is possible to specify several peers for Server mode configuration files only.

It is possible to specify only single peer of web: or cmxml: type.


print verbose logging information to $HOME/.anyRemote/anyremote.log


reconnect automatically in case of connection failure, used only in AT mode

-fe _port_

Work as backend for GUI frontend. Use specified port to connect to frontend.

-name SDP_service_name

if bluetooth or TCP/IP connection is used, allows one to specify SDP service name.

Default value for SDP service name is "anyRemote"


If this option is specified, then anyRemote will ask the client for the password.

Password phrase should be stored in $HOME/.anyRemote/password file in a plain text.

-cfgdir _directory_

override default location of directory with configuration files

-tmpdir _directory_

override default location of directory to store temporary files

-u|--user _username_

if started from root, allows one to set effective user ID to specified user


Mikhail Fedotov


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This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License v3+ There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

March 19, 2016