md_doc_help_kdb-info(3) Print information about an Elektra plugin


This command will print out all the information about an Elektra plugin except it's configuration. This command will also print out any functions that are exported by the plugin. Information about a plugin will be read from system/elektra/modules/. If the information could not be lcoated there, such as when a plugin is not mounted, the module will be loaded dynamically and then the infromation will be requested directly from the plugin. If a user wishes to load the infromation directly from the plugin, they can force that by using the -l option.


This command returns the following exit statuses:

  • 0: The command was successful.
  • 1: A clause name was specified but not found.


  • -H, --help: Show the man page.
  • -V, --version: Print version info.
  • -l, --load: Load plugin even if system/elektra is available.
  • -c, --plugins-config: Add a plugin configuration.


To print all the information about the dump plugin: kdb info dump

To print out the license of the resolver plugin directly by forcing it to load: kdb info -l resolver licence

To print out the author of the line plugin: kdb info line author