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       modinfo - program to 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


       -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-insenitive.  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.

       -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 -d -l -p -n
              These are shortcuts for author, description, license.  parm  and
              filename  respectively,  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.