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       modinfo - 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


       -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-insensitive. 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.

       -b basedir, --basedir basedir
           Root directory for modules, / by default.

       -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 --author, -d --description, -l --license, -p --parameters, -n
           These are shortcuts for the --field flag's author, description,
           license, parm and filename arguments, 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.




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