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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/modules/version        directory  is  searched, as is also done by
       modprobe(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
                 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/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
                 and filename respectively, to ease the  transition  from  the
                 old modutils modinfo.

COPYRIGHT

       This   manual  page  originally  Copyright  2003,  Rusty  Russell,  IBM
       Corporation. Maintained by Jon Masters and others.

SEE ALSO

       modprobe(8)

                                                                    modinfo(8)