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       modinfo — program to show information about a Linux Kernel module


       modinfo [-0]  [-F field]  [-k kernel]  [modulename|filename ...]

       modinfo -V

       modinfo -h


       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.


       -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

       -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.