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modinfo - Show information about a Linux Kernel module
modinfo [-0] [-F field] [-k kernel] [modulename|filename...]
extracts information from the Linux Kernel modules given on the command line. If the module name is not a filename, then the
directory is searched, as is also done by
when loading kernel modules.
by default lists each attribute of the module in form
value, for easy reading. The filename is listed the same way (although it's not really an attribute).
This version of
can understand modules of any Linux Kernel architecture.
Print the modinfo version.
Only print this field value, one per line. This is most useful for scripts. Field names are case-insensitive. Common fields (which may not be in every module) include
alias. There are often multiple
fields. The special field
lists the filename of the module.
-b basedir, --basedir basedir
Root directory for modules,
Provide information about a kernel other than the running one. This is particularly useful for distributions needing to extract information from a newly installed (but not yet running) set of kernel modules. For example, you wish to find which firmware files are needed by various modules in a new kernel for which you must make an initrd/initramfs image prior to booting.
Use the ASCII zero character to separate field values, instead of a new line. This is useful for scripts, since a new line can theoretically appear inside a field.
-a --author, -d --description, -l --license, -p --parameters, -n --filename
These are shortcuts for the
arguments, to ease the transition from the old modutils
This manual page originally Copyright 2003, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation. Maintained by Jon Masters and others.
Jon Masters <email@example.com>
Lucas De Marchi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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