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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for modinfo (redhat section 8)

MODINFO(8)			       Linux Module Support			       MODINFO(8)

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 information 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.   A  tagname  of
	      %{filename} is always supported, even if the module has no modinfo section.  %{ker-
	      nel_version} shows  the  version	of  the  kernel  the  module  was  compiled  for.
	      %{using_checksums}  expands  to  1  is the module has versioned symbols and to 0 or
	      <none> otherwise.

	      A tagname of %{parm} is special: the format string line is repeated for each  known
	      module parameter (which may be zero times) and %{parm} is then replaced by descrip-
	      tions of module parameters (one parameter on each repeated line).

	      Alternatively, %a, %d, %l, %n and %p can be used instead of  %{author},  %{descrip-
	      tion}, %{filename}, %{license} and %{parm}, respectively.

       -h, --help
	      Display a summary of options and immediately exit.

       -l, --license
	      Display the module's license.

       -n, --filename
	      Display the module's filename.

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

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

       If  no  options	are  supplied,	the default is filename, description, author, license and
       parameters.

SEE ALSO
       insmod(8), modprobe(8), depmod(8), rmmod(8), lsmod(8), ksyms(8), modules(2)

Linux					  March 19, 2002			       MODINFO(8)


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