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Interactive DBus introspection, interaction, and monitoring.

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MARCH 2015
MDBUS2(1)                                  User Manuals                                 MDBUS2(1)

NAME mdbus2 - Interactive DBus introspection, interaction, and monitoring
SYNOPSIS mdbus2 [OPTIONS...] [ servicename [ objectpath [ method [ params... ] ] ] ] mdbus2 -si mdbus2 -sl
DESCRIPTION The mdbus2 command is used to explore and interact with DBus services on your system bus and session bus. The system-wide message bus exists only once and is installed on many systems as the "messagebus" service. The session message bus is per-user-login (started each time a user logs in) and usually tied to your X11 session. In the simplest form, mdbus2 shows the available services on the selected bus. Given a service name, it will show the available objects exported by the service. Given a service name and an object path, it will show the exposed methods, signals, and properties of that object. Supplying a method name (and parameters), you can call methods on the object and get the return value(s). In the listening mode, you can observe signals sent on the selected bus. Also included is an interactive shell with tab-completion and command history.
OPTIONS --show-anonymous, -a Also show unique (anonymous) services on the bus. --system, -s Use the system bus instead of the (default) session bus. -show-pids, -p Show UNIX process IDs. --listen, -l Start the listener mode, in which you can observe signals on the bus. --interactive, -i Start an interactive shell. --annotate-types, -t Annotate DBus types.
USAGE To invoke a method on an object implemented by a service, you need to specify the follow‐ ing values: 1 service name, e.g. org.freesmartphone.ogsmd – The service name identifies the process serving a number of objects. Every process that attaches to the bus gets at least a non-unique (anonymous) service name assigned, such as :1.0. Unique names, such as org.freesmartphone.ogsmd, are usually given in all-lowercase reverse domain name notation. 2 object path, e.g. /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device – The object path identi‐ fies one concrete object served by the process. Object paths usually look like file system paths. 3 method, e.g. org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.Initiate – The method name identi‐ fies an operation that is part of the interface (methods and signals) of an object. Method names are using CamelCase with dot notation. 4 parameters, e.g. +49123456 voice`. (To be described further).
EXAMPLES Find out which bus names are currently registered on the system bus: root@om-gta02:~# mdbus -s :1.0 :1.1 :1.2 :1.42 :1.47 :1.60 :1.61 org.bluez org.freedesktop.Avahi org.freedesktop.DBus org.freesmartphone.frameworkd org.freesmartphone.ogsmd org.pyneo.muxer Find out which objects are served by a certain service: root@om-gta02:~# mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.frameworkd / /org /org/freesmartphone /org/freesmartphone/Framework /org/freesmartphone/GSM /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Server Find out the interface of a certain object: root@om-gta02:~# mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ogsmd /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.Activate( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.ActivateConference( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.HoldActive() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.Initiate( s:number, s:type_ ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.Release( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.ReleaseAll() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.ReleaseHeld() [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Call.CallStatus( i:index, s:status, a{sv}:propertie ↲ s ) [METHOD] org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable.Introspect() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.CancelCommand() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.GetAntennaPower() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.GetFeatures() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.GetInfo() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.PrepareForSuspend() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.RecoverFromSuspend() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Device.SetAntennaPower( b:power ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.ChangeAuthCode( s:old_pin, s:new_pin ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.DeleteEntry( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.DeleteMessage( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetAuthStatus() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetImsi() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetMessagebookInfo() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetPhonebookInfo() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetServiceCenterNumber() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetSimCountryCode() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.GetSubscriberNumbers() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.RetrieveEntry( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.RetrieveMessage( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.RetrieveMessagebook( s:category ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.RetrievePhonebook() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.SendAuthCode( s:code ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.SetServiceCenterNumber( s:number ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.StoreEntry( i:index, s:name, s:number ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.StoreMessage( s:number, s:contents ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.Unlock( s:puk, s:new_pin ) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.AuthStatus( s:status ) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.NewMessage( i:index ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.DisableCallForwarding( s:reason, s:class_ ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.EnableCallForwarding( s:reason, s:class_, s ↲ :number, i:timeout ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.GetCallForwarding( s:reason ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.GetCallingIdentification() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.GetNetworkCountryCode() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.GetSignalStrength() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.GetStatus() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.ListProviders() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.Register() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.RegisterWithProvider( i:operator_code ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.SetCallingIdentification( s:status ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.Unregister() [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.SignalStrength( i:strength ) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Network.Status( a{sv}:status ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.ActivateContext( s:apn, s:user, s:password ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.DeactivateContext() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.GetCurrentGprsClass() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.ListAvailableGprsClasses() [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.SetCurrentGprsClass( s:class_ ) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.ContextStatus( i:index, s:status, a{sv}:propert ↲ ies ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Test.Command( s:command ) [METHOD] org.freesmartphone.GSM.Test.Echo( s:echo ) Call a method on an interface: root@om-gta02 ~ $ mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ogsmd /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device org ↲ .freesmartphone.GSM.Device.GetInfo { 'imei': '354651011234567', 'manufacturer': 'FIC/OpenMoko', 'model': '"Neo1973 GTA02 Embedded GSM Modem"', 'revision': '"HW: GTA02BV5, GSM: gsm_ac_gp_fd_pu_em_cph_ds_vc_cal35_ri_36_amd8_ts0 ↲ -Moko8"'} Use it in listening mode: root@om-gta02:/local/pkg/fso/framework/framework# mdbus -s -l listening for signals on SystemBus from service 'all', object 'all'... [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u'org.pyneo.muxer'), dbus.String(u':1.6'), dbus.String(u'')) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u':1.6'), dbus.String(u':1.6'), dbus.String(u'')) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u':1.28'), dbus.String(u''), dbus.String(u':1.28')) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u'org.freesmartphone.frameworkd'), dbus.String(u''), dbus.String(u':1.28' ↲ )) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u'org.freesmartphone.ogsmd'), dbus.String(u''), dbus.String(u':1.28')) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u':1.29'), dbus.String(u''), dbus.String(u':1.29')) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u'org.pyneo.muxer'), dbus.String(u''), dbus.String(u':1.29')) [SIGNAL] org.freedesktop.DBus.NameOwnerChanged from org.freedesktop.DBus /org/f ↲ reedesktop/DBus (dbus.String(u':1.30'), dbus.String(u''), dbus.String(u':1.30')) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.ReadyStatus from :1.28 /org/freesmartphone/ ↲ GSM/Device (dbus.Boolean(False),) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.AuthStatus from :1.28 /org/freesmartphone/G ↲ SM/Device (dbus.String(u'SIM PIN'),) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.AuthStatus from :1.28 /org/freesmartphone/G ↲ SM/Device (dbus.String(u'READY'),) [SIGNAL] org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.ReadyStatus from :1.28 /org/freesmartphone/ ↲ GSM/Device (dbus.Boolean(True),)
BUGS Please send bug reports to ⟨@openphoenux.org⟩ or use our issue tracker at the project page ⟨https://github.com/freesmartphone/mdbus/issues⟩.
NOTES · mdbus2 requires well-behaved DBus services, this means, services that adhere to the DBus introspection protocol. · Your message bus configuration may keep mdbus2 from seeing all messages, espe‐ cially if you run it as a non-root user.
AUTHOR Michael 'Mickey' Lauer ⟨@vanille.de⟩
SEE ALSO dbus-send(1), dbus-monitor(1), gdbus(1), qdbus(1), DBus Homepage ⟨http://www.freedesk‐ top.org/dbus⟩
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