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NAME

       modinfo — program to show information about a Linux Kernel module

SYNOPSIS

       modinfo [-0]  [-F field]  [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/modules/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.   Note  BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
                 below: you might be printing the version of modinfo.modutils.

       -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, param, depends, and alias.   There  are
                 often  multiple  param,  alias and depends       fields.  The
                 special field filename          lists  the  filename  of  the
                 module.

       -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.  param
                 and filename respectively, to ease the  transition  from  the
                 old modutils modinfo.

BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY

       This  version of modinfo is for kernel modules 2.5.48 and above.  If it
       detects a kernel with support for old-style modules, it will attempt to
       run  modprobe.modutils in its place, so it is completely transparent to
       the user.

       Note that the output of this version of modinfo  is  simpler  and  more
       regular  than  the older version: scripts attempting to use the default
       output may get confused with complex fields.

       You can force the new  modinfo  to  always  be  used,  by  setting  the
       NEW_MODINFO   environment variable.

COPYRIGHT

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

SEE ALSO

       modprobe(8), modinfo.modutils(8)

                                                                    modinfo(8)