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List serial number of USB device


Q. Is there a way to under Linux to find out the Serial number of a device plugged into the system?

A. Yes, there is a simple command:

lsusb -v

This will produce a long output, so it's best to pipe it into a "more" or just a text file. iSerial is what you are looking for:

Bus 001 Device 012: ID 0bc2:a0a4 Seagate RSS LLC
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.10
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x0bc2 Seagate RSS LLC
  idProduct          0xa0a4
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           2 Seagate
  iProduct                3 Backup+ Desk
  iSerial                 1 NA5JF4A8
  bNumConfigurations      1


Comments (2)
2 Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:39
do a sudo perfix for this command and it should work
serial number not returned
1 Monday, 22 August 2016 13:15
for the iSerial I get 0. Is there another way to retrive serial number?

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