All recent Microsoft operating systems (that is Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8) come with Bluetooth support provided they are equipped with a Bluetooth Dongle or other hardware devices that the system can use to detect and connect Bluetooth devices that are discovered in the proximity of the computer system.
Bluetooth CL has been designed to provide a quick and effective way of detecting Bluetooth devices on computer systems running Windows that support Bluetooth. It is a command line software that detects Bluetooth devices and displays the device's MAC address, name, major and minor device type and optionally the company name of the device.
The command line tool does not come with a lot of options unlike other Nirsoft applications. It can be executed by simply launching BluetoothCL.exe without parameters. The results are then displayed directly on the command line window. It is possible to dump the results to a text file by appending > bluetooth.txt (or whatever you want to name the text file) after the file name.
This writes the information to the selected text document and places it in the same directory as the execution path.
The only other parameter that is available is the timeout parameter that defines the timeout for the Bluetooth scanning process. Appending -timeout xx where xx is the time in seconds will do the trick. To dump a list of all Bluetooth devices to the file blue.txt with a timeout of 20 seconds one would issue the following command:
BluetoothCL.exe -timeout 20 > blue.txt
Update: A bug fix has been released in 2010, which was the last software update for the program. The program should still work provided that the computers match the system requirements.Advertisement
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