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MODINFO(8)                                                          MODINFO(8)



NAME
       modinfo - program to show information about a Linux Kernel module

SYNOPSIS
       modinfo [ -0 ]  [ -F field ]  [ -k kernel ]  [ modulename|filename... ]

       modinfo -V

       modinfo -h

DESCRIPTION
       modinfo extracts information from the Linux Kernel modules given on the
       command line. If the module name is not a filename, then the  /lib/mod-
       ules/version directory is searched, as done by modprobe(8).

       modinfo by default lists each attribute of the module in form fieldname
       : value, for  easy  reading.  The  filename  is  listed  the  same  way
       (although it's not really an attribute).

       This  version  of  modinfo  can  understand modules of any Linux Kernel
       architecture.

OPTIONS
       -V --version
              Print the modinfo version.

       -F --field
              Only print this field value, one per line. This is  most  useful
              for  scripts.  Field  names  are case-insenitive.  Common fields
              (which may not be in every module) include author,  description,
              license,  parm,  depends,  and  alias.  There are often multiple
              parm, alias and depends fields. The special field filename lists
              the filename of the module.

       -k kernel
              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 image prior to booting.

       -0 --null
              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 -d -l -p -n
              These are shortcuts for author, description, license.  parm  and
              filename respectively, to ease the transition from the old modu-
              tils modinfo.

COPYRIGHT
       This manual page Copyright 2003, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.

SEE ALSO
       modprobe(8)



                                   2003-05-9                        MODINFO(8)