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).
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.
Show only devices in specified bus and/or devnum. Both ID’s are
given in hexadecimal and may be omitted.
Show only devices with the specified vendor and product ID.
Both ID’s are given in hexadecimal.
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.
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
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