boltctl is a command-line utility in Linux that is used to manage and control Thunderbolt devices on a system. Thunderbolt is a high-speed interface standard that allows you to connect a variety of external devices, such as displays, storage devices, and peripherals, to a computer or other device.
To use boltctl, you will need to have the bolt package installed on your Linux system. The bolt package provides the tools and libraries necessary for managing Thunderbolt devices on Linux systems. You can install the bolt package using the package manager for your specific distribution of Linux.
Once the bolt package is installed, you can use boltctl to manage and control Thunderbolt devices on your system. To list all the Thunderbolt devices connected to your system, you can use the following command:
# boltctl list
This command will display a list of all the Thunderbolt devices connected to your system, along with their device names and status. For more information on using boltctl, you can consult the bolt documentation or use the boltctl –help command to view a list of available options and usage examples.
boltctl Command Examples
1. List connected (and authorized) devices:
2. List connected devices, including unauthorized ones:
# boltctl list
3. Authorize a device temporarily:
# boltctl authorize device_uuid
4. Authorize and remember a device:
# boltctl enroll device_uuid
5. Revoke a previously authorized device:
# boltctl forget device_uuid
6. Show more information about a device:
# boltctl info device_uuid