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Manual Reference Pages  -  HAL-GET-PROPERTY (1)

NAME

hal-get-property - get a property from a device object

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Return Value
Bugs
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

hal-get-property [options]

DESCRIPTION

hal-get-property retrieves a property from a device object in the HAL device database. For more information about both the big picture and specific HAL properties, refer to the HAL spec which can be found in /usr/local/share/doc/hal/spec/hal-spec.html depending on the distribution.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported:
--udi The UDI (Unique Device Identifier) of the device object.
--key The name of the property.
--hex Show int32/uint64 values in hex (without a leading 0x).
--verbose
  Verbose output.
--help
  Print out usage.
--version
  Print the version.

RETURN VALUE

If both the property and device object exists the value of the property is printed on stdout and the program will exit with exit code 0. Otherwise the exit code will be non-zero.

BUGS

Please send bug reports to either the distribution or the HAL mailing list, see http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/hal on how to subscribe.

SEE ALSO

hald(8), lshal(1), hal-set-property(1), hal-find-by-property(1), hal-find-by-capability(1)

AUTHOR

Written by David Zeuthen <david@fubar.dk> with a lot of help from many others.

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