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Is there any way to retrieve all paired bluetooth devices ("Friendly name" and MAC-Adress) from the console? Is there any universal solution for any Linux distribution?

In case there isn't: I'm using an Ubuntu derivative.

I already tried some stuff with hcitool, but nothing worked so far...

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I found a solution myself. In Linux, the friendly names with their according mac adresses are saved in the file:


It should be easy enough to read it out with a shell script or the programming language of your choice.

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It's /var/lib/bluetooth/{MAC-of-local-Bluetooth-device}/names on raspberry pi, but near enough, thanks! – Mark Ch Oct 16 '15 at 8:32

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