modinfo - Show information about a Linux Kernel module
[-k kernel] [modulename|filename...]
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
Print the modinfo version.
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 module.
-b basedir, --basedir
Root directory for modules, / by default.
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.
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lucas De Marchi <email@example.com>