rfkill - tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename rfkill_0.5-1_i386.deb
Package name rfkill
Package version 0.5
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::hardware admin::kernel hardware::TODO implemented-in::c interface::commandline network::configuration role::program scope::utility use::configuring use::driver utils
Homepage http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/rfkill
License -
Maintainer Darren Salt <devspam@moreofthesa.me.uk>
Download size 7.34 KB
Installed size 15.00 KB
rfkill is a simple tool for accessing the Linux rfkill device interface,
which is used to enable and disable wireless networking devices, typically
WLAN, Bluetooth and mobile broadband.
rfkill uses /dev/rfkill, which is present in Linux kernel 2.6.31 and later.


Package Version Architecture Repository
rfkill_0.5-1_amd64.deb 0.5 amd64 Debian Main
rfkill - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package rfkill_0.5-1_i386.deb
Source Package rfkill

Install Howto

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




2013-09-26 - Darren Salt <devspam@moreofthesa.me.uk>
rfkill (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.4.
* Updated copyright info.
* Added a URL for release tarballs.
* Silenced lintian wrt build targets.  
2012-11-20 - Darren Salt <devspam@moreofthesa.me.uk>
rfkill (0.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Change of maintainer address.
* Bump standards version to 3.9.3; add versioned dep on dpkg-dev.
* Use standard build flags (provided by dpkg-buildflags).
2010-02-07 - Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
rfkill (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Upstream patches dropped.
- One patch, a minor style fix in rfkill.8, is retained.
* No longer need to rename rfkill.1 → rfkill.8.
* Use format 3.0 (quilt), single patch.
* Bump standards version to 3.8.4. No changes needed.
* Use a git-buildpackage configuration file.
2010-01-26 - Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
rfkill (0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Pull in more upstream changes (up to commit 726eb642).
- add filtering to "rfkill list";
- some const correctness changes.
* Minor man page tweak.
* Update copyright info.
2010-01-25 - Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
rfkill (0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Pull in remaining upstream changes (up to commit 469ee265).
- when logging, print time;
- update rfkill.h from kernel 2.6.33;
- add 'wlan' and 'ultrawideband' aliases.
2009-12-10 - Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
rfkill (0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #538389)
* version.sh: ignore git (doesn't affect packaging).
* Moved rfkill to /usr/sbin, following upstream (post-0.3).
Moved and renamed the man page accordingly.
2009-07-25 - Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
rfkill (0.1-4-g9429740-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* Initial packaging.

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