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usbutils is a collection various utilities for querying the the Universal Serial Bus (USB). The most prominent utility included is lsusb, a hardware detection tool for system resources connected to the Universal Serial Bus.
USE flags for sys-apps/usbutils USB enumeration utilities
||Add optional support/bindings for the Python language|
emerge --ask sys-apps/usbutils
lsusb detects the devices based on an ID database provided by sys-apps/hwids which will be installed as a dependency of usbutils.
qlist usbutils | grep bin/
/usr/bin/usb-devices /usr/bin/lsusb /usr/bin/usbhid-dump
Usage: lsusb [options]... List USB devices -v, --verbose Increase verbosity (show descriptors) -s [[bus]:][devnum] Show only devices with specified device and/or bus numbers (in decimal) -d vendor:[product] Show only devices with the specified vendor and product ID numbers (in hexadecimal) -D device Selects which device lsusb will examine -t, --tree Dump the physical USB device hierarchy as a tree -V, --version Show version of program -h, --help Show usage and help
- Hardware detection — lists and describes utilities used to detect and provide information on hardware.
- Lshw — a hardware detection utility for Linux.
- Pciutils — contains various utilities dealing with the PCI bus (primarily lspci).