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USB_ID

Section: Linux Administrator's Manual (8)
Updated: January 2009
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NAME

usb_id - udev callout to read information from USB devices  

SYNOPSIS

usb_id [--usb-info] [--num-info] [--export] [--debug] devpath
usb_id --help  

DESCRIPTION

usb_id is normally called from a udev rule, to provide udev with a unique string and additional information (uuid, label) for a USB device. Udev can use this information to create symlinks in /dev to the real device node.  

USAGE

usb_id devpath opens the device node specified at the commandline and prints the information chosen by the options.  

OPTIONS

The following commandline switches are supported to specify what usb_id should print:
-u, --usb-info
print USB strings instead of, e.g. SCSI strings for a mass storage device
-n, --num-info
print numerical values instead of strings. Implies --usb-info.
-x, --export
print values as environment keys
-h, --help
print usage help
 

SEE ALSO

udev(7)  

AUTHORS

Developed by Hannes Reinecke <[email protected]>.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
USAGE
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS

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