MODINFO(1)             Linux Module Support            MODINFO(1)

NAME
       modinfo - display information about a kernel module

SYNOPSIS
       modinfo [ options ] <module_file>

DESCRIPTION
       The  modinfo  utility examines the object file module_file
       associated with a kernel module and displays any  informa-
       tion that it can glean.

   OPTIONS
       -a, --author
              Display the module's author.

       -d, --description
              Display the module's description.

       -fformat_string, --format format_string
              Let  the  user  specify  an arbitrary format string
              which can extract values from the  ELF  section  in
              module_file  which contains the module information.
              Replacements consist of a percent sign followed  by
              a tag name in curly braces.

       -p, --parameters
              Display the typed parameters that a module may sup-
              port.

       -h, --help
              Display a small usage screen.

       -V, --version
              Display the version of modinfo.

SEE ALSO
       insmod(1),  modprobe(1),  depmod(1),  rmmod(1),  lsmod(1),
       ksyms(1), modules(2)

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