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modinfo(8)							    modinfo(8)

       modinfo	program to show information about a Linux Kernel module

       modinfo [-0]  [-F field]  [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/mod
       ules/version	  directory is searched, as done by modprobe(8).

       modinfo by default lists each attribute of the module in form fieldname
       : value, for easy  reading.   The  filename  is	listed	the  same  way
       (although its not really an attribute).

       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.modutils.

       -F --field
		 Only print this field value, one per line.  This is most use
		 ful  for  scripts.   Field names are case-insenitive.	Common
		 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.   The
		 special  field filename	lists the filename of the mod

       -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.	 param
		 and  filename	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 attempt to
       run modprobe.modutils in its place, 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.

       You  can  force	the  new  modinfo  to  always  be used, by setting the
       NEW_MODINFO   environment variable.

       This manual page Copyright 2003, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.

       modprobe(8), modinfo.modutils(8)


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