Send file from CLI via obex-data-server

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Mario Balaban

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Nov 13, 2009, 7:11:13 AM11/13/09
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Hy,
is it possible to send a file to the device ( Phone) from command line
via obex-data-server? I need to send large files from a bash script
and I manage to send them via /usr/bin/obexftp but this is sooo slow
(12kb/s). I noticed that sending file via obex-data-sever is much
faster (110 kb/s) but I didn't found a way of invoking it to send a
file from my script.
Thanks.

Tadas Dailyda

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Nov 13, 2009, 8:41:12 AM11/13/09
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Hi,

Yes, it is possible. You have to download obex-data-server source
package and in test directory you will find ods-opp-test.py script which
you can use for this purpose.

Regards,
Tadas Dailyda

Mario Balaban

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Nov 16, 2009, 5:38:47 AM11/16/09
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Thanks for your attention,
I've googled a little bit but didn't found what are the right options
(script arguments) to send the file. All I found is how to receive the
file on the pc(
ods-server-test.py opp /tmp ).
Would you be so kind to tell me what are the right arguments to send
the file from the pc -> to the phone?
Thanks again.

Tadas Dailyda

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Nov 17, 2009, 7:55:07 AM11/17/09
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Very simple: ods-opp-test.py 00:11:22:33:44:55 file1 file2 file3
Or try running ods-opp-test.py --help, it will show what options are
available.

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Mario Balaban

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Nov 17, 2009, 11:52:10 AM11/17/09
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Ok, I managed to send the file to the phone with the script, but now
there is another question:
the phone must not be in standby and it is asking if I want to save
the file. But with obex-data-server gui (and obexftp ) this did not
happen, the phone silently saved the file in the Shared Directory in
this case. Can the ods-opp-test.py script have the same behavior?
Thanks!!!

Tadas Dailyda

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Nov 18, 2009, 7:46:41 AM11/18/09
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No, it's not possible to change this behavior. Actually it depends on
the receiving device. Usually, when OPP bluetooth profile is used,
receiving device asks for confirmation. This cannot be changed from the
sending side. This does not happen with obexftp or obex-data-server when
using FTP profile because most devices don't ask for any confirmations
in FTP mode.

Regards,
Tadas
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Mario Balaban

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Nov 18, 2009, 10:32:28 AM11/18/09
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Sorry if I'm annoying with my questions, but I really need to get this
script working on higher speed and without human interaction.
So, how can I set the FTP profile with obex-data-server script to send
the file from CLI (If it is possible) ?
Thank you very much.

Tadas Dailyda

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Nov 21, 2009, 10:02:03 AM11/21/09
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It is possible but I would not recommend you to do that (for using FTP
profile you have to pair with device first). Sorry for my late
reply...

Regards,
Tadas Dailyda

Mario Balaban

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Nov 23, 2009, 7:14:13 AM11/23/09
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No problem. Pairing is just once time operation, (vs per file save
file confirmation)
so after I have paired I can send files even after reboot my pc and
the Phone.
They still do recognize them self, If I'm not mistaken, (they did with
obexftp).
Anyway, I imagine that it would be possible to initiate "Paring" from
command line,
even if in that is not my case, wright?
Turning back to the initial question, how do use FTP profile to send
files (after I have them paired, for example from the Blueman applet)
to the phone from command line?
Thanks!

Mario Balaban

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Dec 15, 2009, 4:35:30 AM12/15/09
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Hello everybody,
is there any solution for the problem in the end?
Thanks.

Tadas Dailyda

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Dec 15, 2009, 1:19:00 PM12/15/09
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Yes. It is possible to send file using FTP profile from command line. In
obex-data-server source test directory, you can find ods-session-test.py
script. It is not really ready for use so you would have to fix it for
your needs (device address is hardcoded and it does a lot of operations
instead of just sending one file). Maybe a much easier way to do this
would be to change ods-opp-test.py (change 'opp' to 'ftp' at line 34).

Cheers,
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Mario Balaban

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Dec 22, 2009, 11:49:42 AM12/22/09
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Yes! Thanks a lot! I modified the ods-opp-test.py the way you
indicated. Last question, if I can abuse, is it possibile to change
the remote directory (to save the file in a different path from ftp
root) ?
Thanks again!

Tadas Dailyda

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Dec 23, 2009, 10:48:49 AM12/23/09
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It is possible to do that, you can find an example in ods-session-test.py

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