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. It uses udev's
       hardware database to associate a full human-readable name to the
       vendor ID and the product ID.

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
              IDs are given in decimal and may be omitted.

       -d [vendor]:[product]
              Show only devices with the specified vendor and product
              ID.  Both IDs 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

       -t, --tree
              Tells lsusb to dump the physical USB device hierarchy as a
              tree. Verbosity can be increased twice with the -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-015                11 February 2019                    lsusb(8)

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