MODINFO linux command manual
modinfo -- program to show information about a Linux Kernel module
modinfo [-0] [-F field] [module ...]
modinfo extracts information 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 done by mod-
modinfo by default lists each attribute of the module in form field-
name : value, for easy reading.
This version of modinfo can understand modules of any Linux Kernel
Print the modinfo version. Note BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
below: you might be printing the version of modinfo.old.
Only print this field value, one per line. This is most
useful for scripts. Field names are case-insenitive. Com-
mon fields (which may not be in every module) include
author, description, license, param, depends, and alias.
There are often multiple param, alias and depends fields.
-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 -d -l -p
These are shortcuts for author, description, license
and param respectively, to ease the transition from the old
This version of modinfo is for kernel modules 2.5.48 and above. If it
detects a kernel with support for old-style modules, it will use pre-
vious modutils code, so it is completely transparent to the user.
Note that the output of this version of modinfo is simpler and more
regular than the older version: scripts attempting to use the default
output may get confused with complex fields.
This manual page Copyright 2003, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.