rfkill lists, enabling and disabling wireless devices.
The command "list" output format is deprecated and maintained for
backward compatibility only. The new output format is the default
when no command is specified or when the option --output is used.
The default output is subject to change. So whenever possible,
you should avoid using default outputs in your scripts. Always
explicitly define expected columns by using the --output option
together with a columns list in environments where a stable
output is required.
Use JSON output format.
Do not print a header line.
Specify which output columns to print. Use --help to get a
list of available columns.
Output all available columns.
Use the raw output format.
Display help text and exit.
Display version information and exit.
Display help text and exit.
Listen for rfkill events and display them on stdout.
list [id|type ...]
List the current state of all available devices. The command
output format is deprecated, see the section DESCRIPTION. It
is a good idea to check with list command id or type scope is
appropriate before setting block or unblock. Special all type
string will match everything. Use of multiple ID or type
arguments is supported.
block id|type [...]
Disable the corresponding device.
unblock id|type [...]
Enable the corresponding device. If the device is
hard-blocked, for example via a hardware switch, it will
remain unavailable though it is now soft-unblocked.
toggle id|type [...]
Enable or disable the corresponding device.
rfkill was originally written by Johannes Berg
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Marcel Holtmann
<email@example.com>. The code has been later modified by Sami
Kerola <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Karel Zak <email@example.com> for the
This manual page was written by Darren Salt
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian project (and
may be used by others).
The rfkill command is part of the util-linux package which can be
downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
<https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
is part of the util-linux (a random collection of Linux
utilities) project. Information about the project can be found at
⟨https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/⟩. If you have
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