rfkill Man page

RFKILL(8) System Manager’s Manual RFKILL(8)


rfkill – tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices


rfkill [options] command


Show the version of rfkill.

help Show rfkill’s built-in help text.

event Listen for rfkill events and display them on stdout.

list [type] List the current state of all available rfkill-using devices, or
just all of the given type.

block index|type
Disable the device corresponding to the given index. type is
one of “all”, “wifi”, “wlan”, “bluetooth”, “uwb”, “ultrawide‐
band”, “wimax”, “wwan”, “gps”, “fm” or “nfc”.

unblock index|type
Enable the device corresponding to the given index. If the
device is hard-blocked, e.g. via a hardware switch, it will
remain unavailable though it is now soft-unblocked.

rfkill was originally written by Johannes Berg and Marcel Holtmann .

This manual page was written by Darren Salt , for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

July 10, 2009 RFKILL(8)