Provided by: module-init-tools_3.16-1ubuntu1_i386
modinfo -- program to show information about a Linux Kernel module
modinfo [-0] [-F field] [-k kernel] [modulename|filename ...]
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
Print the modinfo version.
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
-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.
This manual page originally Copyright 2003, Rusty Russell, IBM
Corporation. Maintained by Jon Masters and others.