lsusb(8) — Linux manual page


lsusb(8)                     Linux USB Utilities                    lsusb(8)

NAME         top

       lsusb - list USB devices

SYNOPSIS         top

       lsusb [ options ]

DESCRIPTION         top

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

OPTIONS         top

       -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. Can
              be used with the t option.

       -s [[bus]:][devnum]
              Show only devices in specified bus and/or devnum.  Both ID's
              are given in decimal 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 /dev/bus/usb directory, instead display only
              information about the device whose device file is given.  The
              device file should be something like /dev/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. Verbosity can be increased twice with v option.

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

RETURN VALUE         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       lspci(8), usbview(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Thomas Sailer, <>.

COLOPHON         top

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usbutils-012                  11 February 2019                      lsusb(8)

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