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modinfo — program to show information about a Linux Kernel module
modinfo [-0] [-F field] [modulename|filename ...]
modinfo extracts information 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 it’s not really an attribute).
This version of modinfo can understand modules of any Linux Kernel architecture.
-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. 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 module.
-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 theo- retically 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.