usbutils main repo

Clone this repo:
  1. 681029f usb-devices.1: don't mention bash by Baruch Siach · 9 months ago master
  2. b895fbb dump_audiostreaming_interface(): remove unused variable by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 9 months ago
  3. 55f1474 usbhid-dump: remove some dev_list functions that were never used by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 9 months ago
  4. 467546c usbhid-dump: some autoconf cleanup by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 9 months ago
  5. 43d46ee add usbhid-dump.8 to distclean list by Greg Kroah-Hartman · 9 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