BluetoothCL is a small console application that dumps all current detected bluetooth devices into the standard output.
For each Bluetooth device, the following information is displayed: MAC Address, Name, Major Device Type, Minor Device Type, and optionally the company name of the device (if external file of MAC addresses - oui.txt is provided)
- Version 1.05 - Fixed bug: when redirecting the output to a file (BluetoothCL.exe > filename.txt), the file remained empty.
- Version 1.00 - First release.
- Bluetooth Dongle and device driver that works with the standard Bluetooth module of Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7.
- Windows XP/SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
Other versions of Windows don't provide a build-in support for Bluetooth, and thus
BluetoothCL cannot work with them.
BluetoothCL is a console application, which means that you should run it in a "Command Prompt" window.
When you run it, the list of all currently detected bluetooth devices is sent to the console output.
As with any console application, you can redirect the output into a file by using '>' or '>>' in the command-line:
BluetoothCL.exe > c:\temp\bt.txt
You can also specify the timeout value for the bluetooth scanning process:
BluetoothCL.exe -timeout 10
If you don't specify the timeout value, the default timeout is used - 15 seconds.
Displaying Company Name Information
BluetoothCL also allows you to view the company name of each Bluetooth device.
The company name is determined according to the Bluetooth address.
However, in order to get this feature, you must download the following external file, and put in the same folder
of BluetoothCL.exe: http://standards.ieee.org/develop/regauth/oui/oui.txt
Be aware that you must save it as 'oui.txt'
This utility is released as freeware.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org