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HAL-GET-PROPERTY(1)                                        HAL-GET-PROPERTY(1)



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

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/share/doc/hal-0.5.14/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.freedesk-
       top.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 <davidATfubar.dk> with a lot of help from many others.




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