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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 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-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 --filename
           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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