usbutils main repo

Clone this repo:
  1. 490010c Merge pull request #86 from stefanct/master by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 2 months ago master
  2. 1347aa8 Depend on libusb 1.0.14 by Stefan Tauner · 2 months ago
  3. a11e4c7 Merge pull request #88 from ValZapod/master by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 2 months ago
  4. 1196ffb man pages: add information on verbosity levels of -t option by Valerii Zapodovnikov · 2 months ago
  5. f687d57 Merge pull request #82 from garloff/master by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 4 months ago


This is a collection of USB tools for use on Linux and BSD systems to query what type of USB devices are connected to the system. This is to be run on a USB host (i.e. a machine you plug USB devices into), not on a USB device (i.e. a device you plug into a USB host.)

Building and installing

Note, usbutils depends on libusb, be sure that library is properly installed first.

To work with the “raw” repo, after cloning it just do:


Or if you like doing things “by hand” you can try the following:

Get the usbhid-dump git submodule:

git submodule init
git submodule update

Initialize autobuild with:

autoreconf --install --symlink

Configure the project with:


Build everything with:


Install it, if you really want to, with:

make install