OSX list USB devices (lsusb equivalent)

Linux users have the lsusb command to list all their usb devices.
The Mac OSX command line equivalent is
system_profiler SPUSBDataType

For a visual alternative in Lion, the steps are:

  • click the apple in the top left corner
  • choose About This Mac
  • click on the More Info… button to access the System Information application
  • click on the System Report… button
  • under Hardware group, there’s the USB option that we were searching for

I needed this information to access my HTC phone with Android that I had connected via USB.

Categories: Mac OSX, Mobile development

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