modinfo


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  is  also done by mod-
       probe(8) when loading kernel modules.


       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 use-
                 ful 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  mod-
                 ule.


       -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 run-
                 ning) 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.


       -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


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