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KLDFIND(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    KLDFIND(8)

NAME
       kldfind - find kernel modules by	string

SYNOPSIS
	kldfind	[-qv] -c category ...
	kldfind	[-qv] -s string	  ...
	kldfind	 -h

DESCRIPTION
       To find kernel modules more easily, the script accept these arguments:

OPTIONS
       -h display a short help text

       -c use to find kld by category

       -s match	strings	for all	kld's

       -v increase verbose display, with short description and sumary for all
       modules'	directories

       -q quiet; does not write	anything to standard output, return 0 if any
       match befound but strings for all kld's

EXAMPLES
       All occurrents for acpi category	using the default output (short)

	kldfind	-c acpi

	/boot/kernel/acpi_asus.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_fujitsu.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_ibm.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_panasonic.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_sony.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_toshiba.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_video.ko
	/boot/kernel/acpi_dock.ko

       Now using verbose output:

	kldfind	-vc acpi

	====>	Search finished, 8 resultes for	/boot/kernel

	      KLD		       Description
	      ---		       -----------

	===>  acpi_asus,	   --- Asus Laptop Extras
	===>  acpi_fujitsu,	   --- Fujitsu Laptop Extras
	===>  acpi_ibm,		   --- ACPI extras driver for IBM laptops
	===>  acpi_panasonic,	   --- ACPI hotkey driver for Panasonic	laptops
	===>  acpi_sony,	   --- ACPI notebook controller	driver for Sony	laptops
	===>  acpi_toshiba,	   --- Toshiba HCI interface
	===>  acpi_video,	   --- ACPI Video Extensions driver
	===>  acpi_dock,	   --- No manual entry for acpi_dock

       Parse all output	by any matching	string using the default output
       (short)

	kldfind	-s es137x

	/boot/kernel/snd_es137x.ko

	Now, using verbose output:

	kldfind	-vs es137x

	====> Search finished, 1 resultes for /boot/kernel

	      KLD		       Description
	      ---		       -----------

	===>  snd_es137x,	   --- Ensoniq AudioPCI	ES137x bridge device drive

	Is possible to use kldfind in your script without shell	redirect, using	quiet output

	if kldfind -qs unknown;then echo YES;else echo NO;fi
       NO

	if kldfind -qs geom_gate;then echo YES;else echo NO;fi
       YES

EXIT STATUS
       kldfind returns	a  zero	 exit  status if it succeeds, a	non-zero value
       is returned in case of failure.

AUTHOR
       Ricardo A. Reis <ricardo.areis@gmail.com>

SEE ALSO
       kldstat(8),kldload(8),kldconfig(8)

9 November 2007			9 November 2007			    KLDFIND(8)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | EXAMPLES | EXIT STATUS | AUTHOR | SEE ALSO

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