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.SH NAME
acpidump \- ACPI table dump utility
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B acpidump
.RI [ <option> ... ]

.SH DESCRIPTION
This manual page briefly documents the
.B acpidump
command.  The option list is taken from the interactive help.
.PP
The
.B acpidump
command extracts the ACPI tables currently in use from the running
kernel in a form usable for later processing by the
.B acpixtract
command.
.PP
Invocation of
.B acpidump
without parameters will dump all available ACPI tables.  Multiple mixed
instances of the
.B \-a
,
.B \-f
, and
.B \-n
parameters can be used.

.SH OPTIONS
.PP
.TP
.B \-b
Dump tables in binary format (versus the default human-readable form)

.PP
.TP
.B \-h | \-?
Display this help message

.PP
.TP
.B \-o <file>
Redirect output to a file.  This file can be used later by
.B acpixtract
to examine the contents of the ACPI tables.

.PP
.TP
.B \-s
Print table summaries only.

.PP
.TP
.B \-v
Print the version of this utility.

.PP
.TP
.B \-z
Verbose mode.

.PP
.TP
.B \-a <address>
Get a table from a physical address (must be superuser and you must be
careful which address you use -- dmesg will typically report the addresses
for the various tables).

.PP
.TP
.B \-f <binary-file>
Get a table from a binary file (see the
.B \-b
option).

.PP
.TP
.B \-n <signature>
Get a table via it's name or signature (e.g., MADT or SSDT).

.SH SEE ALSO
.B acpixtract(1)

.SH AUTHOR
acpidump was written by Robert Moore <robert.moore@intel.com> and
Chao Guan <chao.guan@intel.com>.
.PP
This manual page was written by Al Stone <ahs3@redhat.com> for the
Fedora project (but may be used by others).