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Linux in a Nutshell

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rmmod

rmmod [options] modules

System administration command. Unload a module or list of modules from the kernel. This command is successful only if the specified modules are not in use and no other modules are dependent on them. This simplified program provides some backward compatibility. In general, use modprobe -r instead.

Options

-s, --syslog

Write messages to syslogd instead of to the terminal.

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode.

-V, --version

Print version number, then exit.

-w, --wait

If module is in use, disable it so no new processes can use it. Remove the module when it is no longer in use.