September 29

Linux: lsusb – Linux USB Utilities


       lsusb - list USB devices


       lsusb [ options ]


       lsusb  is  a  utility for displaying information about USB buses in the
       system and the devices connected to them.

       To make use of all the features of this program, you  need  to  have  a
       Linux  kernel  which  supports the /proc/bus/usb interface (e.g., Linux
       kernel 2.3.15 or newer).


       -v, --verbose
              Tells lsusb to be verbose and display detailed information about
              the  devices shown.  This includes configuration descriptors for
              the device’s current speed.  Class descriptors  will  be  shown,
              when  available,  for  USB  device classes including hub, audio,
              HID, communications, and chipcard.

       -s [[bus]:][devnum]
              Show only devices in specified bus and/or devnum.  Both ID’s are
              given in hexadecimal and may be omitted.

       -d [vendor]:[product]
              Show  only  devices  with  the  specified vendor and product ID.
              Both ID’s are given in hexadecimal.

       -D device
              Do not scan the /proc/bus/usb directory,  instead  display  only
              information  about  the  device whose device file is given.  The
              device file  should  be  something  like  /proc/bus/usb/001/001.
              This option displays detailed information like the v option; you
              must be root to do this.

       -t     Tells lsusb to dump the physical USB device hierarchy as a tree.

       -V, --version
              Print   version  information  on standard output, then exit suc-


       cannot open /proc/bus/usb/nnn/nnn, Permission denied (13)
              To get detailed  information,  lsusb  must  open  the  files  in
              /proc/bus/usb  in read-write mode.  You must be root in order to
              do this.


       If the specified device is not found, a non-zero exit code is returned.


              A  list  of all known USB ID’s (vendors, products, classes, sub-
              classes and protocols).

              An interface to USB devices provided by  the  post-2.3.15  Linux
              kernels.  Contains  per-bus subdirectories with per-device files
              and a devices file displaying some of the descriptors  for  each
              USB  device.   This  interface is also support by some 2.2 Linux



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Posted September 29, 2011 by Timothy Conrad in category "Linux

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