Provided by: dmidecode_2.7-3_i386 bug

NAME

       vpddecode - VPD structure decoder

SYNOPSIS

       vpddecode [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       vpddecode prints the "vital product data" information that can be found
       in almost all IBM computers, and only IBM  computers.  Available  items
       are:

       · BIOS Build ID

       · Product Name

       · Box Serial Number

       · Motherboard Serial Number

       · Machine Type/Model

       Some systems have these additional items:

       · BIOS Release Date

       · Default Flash Image File Name

       Note  that these additional items are not documented by IBM, so this is
       guess work, and as such should not be blindly trusted.  Feedback  about
       the accuracy of these labels is welcome.

OPTIONS

       -d, --dev-mem FILE
              Read memory from device FILE (default: /dev/mem)

       -u, --dump
              Do   not   decode  the  VPD  records,  dump  their  contents  as
              hexadecimal instead.  Note that this is still a text output,  no
              binary  data  will  be  thrown  upon  you.  ASCII  equivalent is
              displayed when  possible.  This  option  is  mainly  useful  for
              debugging.

       -h, --help
              Display usage information and exit

       -V, --version
              Display the version and exit

FILES

       /dev/mem

BUGS

       The  lookup  table  for  product names is incomplete. If your system is
       missing from the table, vpddecode will  ask  you  to  report.  See  the
       AUTHORS  file  for  maintainer  contact information. Your report should
       include the product name of the machine, and the BIOS build ID as given
       by vpddecode.

AUTHOR

       Jean Delvare

SEE ALSO

       biosdecode(8), dmidecode(8), mem(4), ownership(8)