This section gives a short overview of what is possible with the bluez snap at the moment. It is not, however, Ubuntu Core specific and the steps described here will work on any other Linux system with BlueZ installed on it regardless if it is snap or classic (that is .deb, .rpm, .ebuild, or etc… based)
To easily interact with the BlueZ service the snap provides a small utility called bluetoothctl which can be started from the command line. The use in different scenarios will be explained in the following sections.
NOTE: The bluetoothctl utility used on the examples below just uses the DBus APIs provided by the BlueZ service.
There are also various small python script examples to play with the DBus API at
In particular this section will discuss:
- Available commands
- How to pair with remote devices
- How to send files using OPP
- Accessing the GATT services
- Device Enablement with Bluetooth
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