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USBView on Linux

📅 2015-Jul-30 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ lsusb, usb, usbview ⬩ 📚 Archive


You can list your USB devices using lsusb. However, the USB subsystem of controllers, hubs and devices connected to them has the structure of a tree and it would be most convenient to view as such. USBView is a small GTK tool written by kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman that shows the topography of the devices connected to your USB subsystem in this tree format.

$ sudo apt install usbview
$ sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices
$ sudo usbview

Tried with: USBView 2.0, Linux 3.13.0-52-generic and Ubuntu 14.04