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          modinfo - 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

          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 architecture.

          -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-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

          -b basedir, --basedir basedir
              Root directory for modules, / by default.

          -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

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          -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 --author, -d --description, -l --license, -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.


          Jon Masters <>

          Lucas De Marchi <>

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