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This package contains the lsusb utility for inspecting the devices connected to the USB bus. It shows a graphical representation of the devices that are currently plugged in, showing the topology of the USB bus. It also displays information on each individual device on the bus.

Installed size: 325 KB
How to install: sudo apt install usbutils

  • libc6
  • libudev1
  • libusb-1.0-0

List USB devices

[email protected]:~# lsusb -h
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


Print USB device details

[email protected]:~# usb-devices -h

T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh=12
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=06.00
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 6.0.0-kali3-amd64 ohci_hcd
S:  Product=OHCI PCI host controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:06.0
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   2 Ivl=255ms

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=80ee ProdID=0021 Rev=01.00
S:  Manufacturer=VirtualBox
S:  Product=USB Tablet
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=usbhid
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=10ms


Dump USB HID device report descriptors and streams

[email protected]:~# usbhid-dump -h
Usage: usbhid-dump [OPTION]...
Dump USB device HID report descriptor(s) and/or stream(s).

  -h, --help                       output this help message and exit
  -v, --version                    output version information and exit

  -s, -a, --address=bus[:dev]      limit interfaces by bus number
                                   (1-255) and device address (1-255),
                                   decimal; zeroes match any
  -d, -m, --model=vid[:pid]        limit interfaces by vendor and
                                   product IDs (0001-ffff), hexadecimal;
                                   zeroes match any
  -i, --interface=NUMBER           limit interfaces by number (0-254),
                                   decimal; 255 matches any

  -e, --entity=STRING              what to dump: either "descriptor",
                                   "stream" or "all"; value can be

  -t, --stream-timeout=NUMBER      stream interrupt transfer timeout, ms;
                                   zero means infinity
  -p, --stream-paused              start with the stream dump output
  -f, --stream-feedback            enable stream dumping feedback: for
                                   every transfer dumped a dot is
                                   printed to stderr

Default options: --stream-timeout=60000 --entity=descriptor

  USR1/USR2                        pause/resume the stream dump output


Updated on: 2022-Nov-23