btscanner - ncurses-based scanner for Bluetooth devices

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name btscanner
Package version 2.1
Package release 5.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 334 B
Download size 113.99 KB
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btscanner is a tool designed specifically to extract as much information
as possible from a Bluetooth device without the requirement to pair. A
detailed information screen extracts HCI and SDP information, and
maintains an open connection to monitor the RSSI and link quality.
btscanner is based on the BlueZ Bluetooth stack, which is included with
recent Linux kernels, and the BlueZ toolset. btscanner also contains a
complete listing of the IEEE OUI numbers and class lookup tables. Using
the information gathered from these sources it is possible to make
educated guesses as to the host device type.


Package Version Architecture Repository
btscanner_2.1-5.1_amd64.deb 2.1 amd64 Debian Main
btscanner - - -


Name Value
libbluetooth3 >= 4.91
libc6 >= 2.4
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libtinfo5 -
libxml2 >= 2.7.4


Type URL
Binary Package btscanner_2.1-5.1_i386.deb
Source Package btscanner

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install btscanner deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install btscanner




2012-03-03 - Raúl Benencia <>
btscanner (2.1-5.1) unstable; urgency=high
[ Raúl Benencia ]
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS by switching from -std=c99 to -stc=gnu99 (Closes: #660716):
- 03_wrong_std_cflag.patch
* Set urgency to “high” for the RC bug fix.
2009-06-25 - Uwe Hermann <>
btscanner (2.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Change build-dep libbluetooth2-dev to libbluetooth-dev (Closes: #530350).
* Standards-Version: 3.8.2 (no changes required).
* debian/btscanner.lintian-overrides: Drop, no longer needed.
2008-07-26 - Uwe Hermann <>
btscanner (2.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version: 3.8.0
+ Add Homepage field.
* debian/watch: Add file.
* debian/menu: New category 'Applications/Network/Monitoring'.
* debian/patcheѕ/02_update_oui_txt.patch: Update to a newer snapshot.
* debian/btscanner.lintian-overrides: Override "line too long" warning.
2006-07-07 - Uwe Hermann <>
btscanner (2.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Transition to libbluetooth2 (Closes: #376974).
Urgency=medium because of libbluetooth{1,2} transition.
2006-05-06 - Uwe Hermann <>
btscanner (2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed incorrect config-file btscanner.xml (Closes: #365808).
Thanks Yves-Alexis Perez for the patch!
* Updated oui.txt file to include more entries.
* Standards-Version: 3.7.2 (no changes).
2006-04-22 - Uwe Hermann <>
btscanner (2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #350321).
* Added manpage, as there was none upstream.

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