Thank you again douglas6 and Ronaldlees for your replies,
Early in my quest for knowledge I discovered that bluez-utils is not included in the repositories for the Linux distribution that I use on my laptop, either is bluez for python3. However, bluez-tools is included and it probably contains the same functions. I do know that bluez-utils and bluez for python2 are include in the Raspberry pi repositories.
Knowing that Linux forums, in general, are decidedly unhelpful I therefore posted my question to the more friendly Raspberry pi forum instead. Now all I have to do is put the newly discovered information to use.