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Hardware scanning command?

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Xavier Gutierrez
Frequent Advisor

Hardware scanning command?

Is there any Linux command to perform hardware scans? (like HPUX's ioscan)


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Occasional Advisor

Re: Hardware scanning command?

For display info about installed hardware use command lsdev
,or procinfo -s (try man procinfo first)

If the question is scanning hardware like Plug n Play in Windows, I think every distributions have their own program, like HardDrake in Mandrake, etc.

c'mon man, give me some points .. :-)
Santosh Nair_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware scanning command?

There is a great little perl script available from:

called which parses the output from the /proc filesystem and other sources to give you a comprehensive listing of the hardward on you system.

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