sysfsutils - sysfs query tool and boot-time setup

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: sysfsutils
Package version: 2.1.0+repack
Package release: 4
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 89 B
Download size: 12.44 KB
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Sysfs is a virtual file system in Linux kernel 2.5+ that provides a tree of system devices. This package provides the program 'systool' to query it: it can list devices by bus, class, and topology. In addition this package ships a configuration file /etc/sysfs.conf which allows one to conveniently set sysfs attributes at system bootup (in the init script /etc/init.d/sysfsutils). If you need sysfs queries in own programs, then you may want to use the libsysfs library directly (package libsysfs-dev).



    Source package: sysfsutils

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install sysfsutils deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install sysfsutils


    • /etc/sysfs.conf
    • /etc/init.d/sysfsutils
    • /usr/bin/systool
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/README
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sysfsutils/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/systool.1.gz


    2014-08-23 - Aurelien Jarno <> sysfsutils (2.1.0+repack-4) unstable; urgency=medium * QA upload. * Call dh-autoreconf before building the package. (closes: #752828).

    2013-05-02 - Chris Boot <> sysfsutils (2.1.0+repack-3) unstable; urgency=low * QA upload. * Add init script support for manipulating sysfs using fragments in /etc/sysfs.d. (closes: #575459)

    2012-10-07 - Martin Pitt <> sysfsutils (2.1.0+repack-2) unstable; urgency=low * Orphan package.

    2012-06-16 - Bastian Blank <> sysfsutils (2.1.0+repack-1.2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Support multi-arch: (closes: #663040) - Mark libsysfs2 as same. - Mark sysfsutils as foreign. - Adjust debhelper and cdbs build-dependencies. - Fixup -dev installation.

    2012-06-01 - Yves-Alexis Perez <> sysfsutils (2.1.0+repack-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * debian/sysfsutils.init: - add support for changing permissions of folders too. closes: #658365 * debian/control: - fix typo in long description. - add build-dep on autotools-dev to replace ancient autotools helpers. - update standards version to 3.9.3.

    2010-08-06 - Martin Pitt <> sysfsutils (2.1.0+repack-1) unstable; urgency=low * Drop and tar-in-tar packaging and use upstream tarball as orig.tar.gz now. This style is obsolete, we have much better tools now. * Switch to dh compat 7. * Add bzr-builddeb configuration (merge mode). * debian/control: Add Vcs-Bzr:. * Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format, drop * debian/control: Add missing ${misc:Depends}. * debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1. * debian/sysfsutils.init: Start after cpufrequtils, to make sure that a governor is selected and set up. Thanks Mario Holbe! (Closes: #590143)

    2009-08-23 - Martin Pitt <> sysfsutils (2.1.0-6) unstable; urgency=low * debian/sysfsutils.init: Make sure the init.d script runs after udev, module-init-tools and loadcpufreq, to avoid trying to set kernel parameters for kernel modules not yet loaded. Thanks to Petter Reinholdtsen! (Closes: #539755) * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes necessary).

    2008-09-06 - Martin Pitt <> sysfsutils (2.1.0-5) unstable; urgency=low * debian/rules: Fix dh_installinit call to not install stop symlinks. The init script does not need to be called on stop. This also makes the update-rc.d links consistent to the LSB header "Should-Stop" which insserv complained about. (Closes: #497905) * debian/libsysfs-dev.doc-base: Fix section name, thanks lintian. * debian/control: Bump Standards-Version (no changes necessary).

    2008-04-01 - Martin Pitt <> sysfsutils (2.1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low * debian/sysfsutils.init: Some attributes in sysfs need a terminating newline, some don't, so try both. Thanks to Stefan Monnier for the patch! (Closes: #459240, LP: #184783)

    2007-12-30 - Martin Pitt <> sysfsutils (2.1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low * debian/sysfsutils.init: Fix Default-Stop LSB header to not run in any level, since 'stop' does not do anything. (Closes: #458272, #427033) * debian/sysfsutils.init: Use LSB output commands. (Closes: #457662) * debian/sysfsutils.README.Debian: Fix script name. (Closes: #453312) * Bump Standards-Version (no changes necessary). * debian/control: Replace obsolete ${Source-Version} with ${binary:Version}. * debian/rules: Drop pointless rpath from systool binary. Add chrpath build dependency.