Using Bluetooth Device Aliases
Several Bluetooth LE utilities (blepair, blegatt)
require providing bluetooth device as a parameter.
You can specify either:
- Bluetooth address (BD_ADDR). It's unique, but hard to remember and type.
- Friendly name. It may be not unique. An additional time is required to lookup the device by it's friendly name.
- Bluetooth device alias. It is convenient and fast as Bluetooth Address.
Bluetooth device aliases are stored in the file named "bt_aliases.txt" in the current (working) directory.
This file is a simple text file that associates Bluetooth Addresses with aliases, one line per Bluetooth Address.
For each device a single line should be present with the following information:
BD_ADDR alias [optional comments...]
Fields are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. Lines starting with a "#" are comments and are ignored.
# Example bt_aliases.txt file
# Sensor tags
# Other devices
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