The genl utility provides a simple frontend to the generic
netlink library. Although it's designed to support multiple
OBJECTs, for now only the ctrl object is available, which is used
to query the generic netlink controller.
The generic netlink controller can be queried in various ways:
help This command just prints a help text for the ctrl object.
list Show the registered netlink users.
Listen for generic netlink notifications.
get Query the controller for a given user, identified either
by name or id.
genl supports the following options.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
-s, -stats, -statistics
Show object statistics.
Show object details.
Dump raw output only.
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