Section: Linux USB Utilities (8)
Updated: 11 February 2019
lsusb - list USB devices
is a utility for displaying information about USB buses in the system and
the devices connected to them.
- -v, --verbose
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
- -s [[bus]:][devnum]
Show only devices in specified
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.
to dump the physical USB device hierarchy as a tree. Verbosity can be increased twice with
- -V, --version
Print version information on standard output,
then exit successfully.
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, subclasses and protocols).
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