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       usbhid-dump - dump USB HID device report descriptors and streams


       usbhid-dump [OPTION]...


       usbhid-dump  uses  libusb to dump report descriptors and streams from HID (human interface
       device) interfaces of USB devices.  By default, it dumps HID interfaces of  all  connected
       USB  devices,  but  could  be limited to a subset of them, or to a single interface, using

       NOTE: usbhid-dump detaches kernel drivers from the  interfaces  it  dumps  and  uses  them
       exclusively,  so  no  other  program  receives  the  input  in  the  meantime.  The report
       descriptor dumping is instantaneous, but the stream  dumping  continues  until  terminated
       with SIGINT (^C from the terminal) or a timeout expires.

       If  you  accidentally  start dumping a stream from the USB keyboard you use to control the
       terminal, the system will stop receiving the input and you  won't  be  able  to  terminate
       usbhid-dump.  Just  stop your input and wait until the timeout expires. The stream dumping
       will stop, the keyboard will be reattached to  the  kernel  driver  and  you  will  regain

       The default stream dumping timeout is 60 seconds and could be changed with the -t option.


       -h, --help
              Output a help message and exit.

       -v, --version
              Output version information and exit.

       -s, -a, --address=bus[:dev]
              Limit  interfaces  by  bus  number and device address. Both 1-255, decimal.  Zeroes
              match any bus or device.

       -d, -m, --model=vid[:pid]
              Limit interfaces by device  vendor  and  product  IDs.  Both  1-FFFF,  hexadecimal.
              Zeroes match any vendor or product.

       -i, --interface=NUMBER
              Limit interfaces by number (0-254), decimal. 255 matches any interface.

       -e, --entity=STRING
              The  entity  to  dump:  either  "descriptor",  "stream"  or "all". The value can be
              abbreviated down to one letter. The default is "descriptor".

       -t, --stream-timeout=NUMBER
              Stream interrupt transfer timeout, ms. Zero means infinity. The  default  is  60000
              (60 seconds).

       -p, --stream-paused
              Start with the stream dump output paused.

       -f, --stream-feedback
              Enable stream dumping feedback: print a dot to stderr for every transfer dumped.


              Pause/resume stream dump output.


       usbhid-dump  outputs  dumps in chunks. Each chunk is separated by an empty line and starts
       with the following header line:


       Here, BUS, DEVICE and INTERFACE are bus, device and interface numbers respectively. ENTITY
       is either "DESCRIPTOR" or "STREAM". TIMESTAMP is timestamp in seconds since epoch.

       After  the  header  the actual dump data follows as hex bytes. A descriptor chunk includes
       the whole report descriptor. Every stream chunk includes a whole report, usually, but if a
       report is bigger than endpoint's wMaxPacketSize, it will span several chunks.


       Dump report descriptor for a device with address 3 on bus number 2:
              usbhid-dump -a 2:3

       Dump report stream for a device with vendor ID 0x5543 and product ID 0x0005:
              usbhid-dump -m 5543:0005 -es

       Dump report descriptor from interface 1 of a device with vendor ID 0x5543:
              usbhid-dump -m 5543 -i 1 -ed

       Dump  report  streams  from  all HID interfaces of all USB devices (caution: you will lose
       control over the terminal if you use USB keyboard):
              usbhid-dump -es


       Nikolai Kondrashov <>