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update-usbids - download new version of the USB ID list

update-usbids(8) Linux USB Utilities update-usbids(8)

NAME

update-usbids - download new version of the USB ID list
 

SYNOPSIS

update-usbids
 

DESCRIPTION

update-usbids fetches the current version of the usb.ids file from the primary distribution site and installs it.
 
This utility requires either wget or lynx to be installed. If gzip or bzip2 are available, it automatically downloads the compressed version of the list.
 

OPTIONS

-q
Be quiet and do not report anything except errors.
 

FILES

/var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids.gz
Here we install the new list.
 

SEE ALSO

lsusb(8).
 

AUTHOR

Thomas Sailer, <sailer@ife.ee.ethz.ch>.
09 June 2013 usbutils-007