modinfo - Show information about a Linux Kernel module
[ -0] [-F field]
[-k kernel] [modulename|filename...]
extracts information from the Linux Kernel modules given on the
command line. If the module name is not a filename, then the /lib/modules/
directory is searched, as is also done by modprobe
when loading kernel modules.
by default lists each attribute of the module in form
, 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-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
, --basedir basedir
Root directory for modules, / by
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.
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.
, -d --description
, -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.
Lucas De Marchi