MODINFO linux command manual

modinfo(8)                                                         modinfo(8)

       modinfo -- program to show information about a Linux Kernel module

       modinfo [-0]  [-F field]  [module ...]

       modinfo -V

       modinfo -h

       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

       -V --version
                 Print the modinfo  version.   Note  BACKWARDS  COMPATIBILITY
                 below: you might be printing the version of modinfo.old.

       -F --field
                 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
                 modutils modinfo.

       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.

       modprobe(8), modinfo.old(8)