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anyremote: control PC with Bluetooth cell phone


anyremote - control PC with Bluetooth cell phone


anyremote [-f file] [-s connect string] [-log] [-a]

    [-fe port] [-http] [-u username] [-name SDP service name] [-password]

anyremote -h|-v


The overall goal of this project is to provide remote control service on Linux through Bluetooth, InfraRed, Wi-Fi or just TCP/IP connection.

anyRemote supports wide range of modern cell phones like Nokia, SonyEricsson, Motorola and others.

It was developed as thin "communication" layer between Bluetooth (IR, Wi-Fi)-capabled phone and Linux, and in theory could be configured to manage almost any software.

anyRemote is console application, but in addition there are GUI front-ends for Gnome and KDE.



print short help and exit


print version number and exit

-f /path/to/configuration/file

By default anyremote will try to find and use $HOME/.anyremote.cfg, then ./.anyremote.cfg. It is possible to specify configuration file directly with -f option.

-s connect string

where connect string can be one of:

       bluetooth:_channel_ (Server mode - bluetooth connection)

       socket:_port_    (Server mode - TCP/IP connection)

       local:/dev/ircommX (Server mode - IR connection)

       /dev/rfcomm#     (AT mode - bluetooth connection)

       /dev/ttyACM#     (AT mode - cable connection)

       /dev/ircomm#     (AT mode - IR connection)

       ilirc:_AF_LOCAL socket file_ (use with inputlircd)



print verbose logging information to $HOME/.anyRemote/anyremote.log


reconnect automatically in case of connection failure, used only in AT-mode

-fe _port_

Work as backend for GUI frontend. Use specified port to connect to frontend.


Tune work with anyremote2html

-name SDP_service_name

if bluetooth connection is used, allows to specify SDP service name.

Default value for SDP service name is "anyRemote"


If this option is specified, then anyRemote will ask java client for password.

Password phrase should be stored in $HOME/.anyRemote/password file in plain text.

-u|--user _username_

if started from root, allows to set effective user ID to specified user



Mikhail Fedotov anyremote [at]


If you find any bugs, please report to anyremote [at]


This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.