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modinfo

modinfo [options] object-file

System administration command. Print information about kernel module object-file. Information is read from tag names in the mod-info section of the module file. By default, it will print the module's filename, description, author, license, and parameters.

Options

-0, --null

Separate fields with the null character instead of newlines.

-a, --author

Print author information.

-d, --description

Print module description.

-F fieldname, --field fieldname

Print only the value of the specified fieldname (e.g., author, license, depends, etc.).

-h, --help

Print usage message, then exit.

-l, --license

Print module license information.

-n, --filename

Print the module's filename.

-p, --parameters

Print the module's typed parameters.

-V, --version

Print version number of the modinfo binary.