8.1. pinout

A utility for querying GPIO pin-out information.

A screenshot of the output from pinout. In a terminal window, a description of the board is shown at the top, followed by a colorful ASCII art rendition of the board, and finally a color-matched list of pins on the GPIO header.

8.1.1. Synopsis

pinout [-h] [-r REVISION] [-c] [-m] [-x]

8.1.2. Description

A utility for querying Raspberry Pi GPIO pin-out information. Running pinout on its own will output a board diagram, and GPIO header diagram for the current Raspberry Pi. It is also possible to manually specify a revision of Pi, or (by Configuring Remote GPIO) to output information about a remote Pi.

8.1.3. Options

-h, --help

Show a help message and exit

-r REVISION, --revision REVISION

Specifies a particular Raspberry Pi board revision code. The default is to autodetect revision of current device by reading /proc/cpuinfo

-c, --color

Force colored output (by default, the output will include ANSI color codes if run in a color-capable terminal). See also pinout --monochrome

-m, --monochrome

Force monochrome output. See also pinout --color

-x, --xyz

Open pinout.xyz in the default web browser

8.1.4. Examples

To output information about the current Raspberry Pi:

$ pinout

For a Raspberry Pi model 3B, this will output something like the following:

Description        : Raspberry Pi 3B rev 1.2
Revision           : a02082
SoC                : BCM2837
RAM                : 1GB
Storage            : MicroSD
USB ports          : 4 (of which 0 USB3)
Ethernet ports     : 1 (100Mbps max. speed)
Wi-fi              : True
Bluetooth          : True
Camera ports (CSI) : 1
Display ports (DSI): 1

| oooooooooooooooooooo J8     +====
| 1ooooooooooooooooooo        | USB
|                             +====
|      Pi Model 3B  V1.2         |
| |D      +---+               +====
| |S      |SoC|               | USB
| |I      +---+               +====
| |0               C|            |
|                  S|       +======
|                  I| |A|   |   Net
| pwr      |HDMI|  0| |u|   +======
`-| |------|    |-----|x|--------'

   3V3  (1) (2)  5V
 GPIO2  (3) (4)  5V
 GPIO3  (5) (6)  GND
 GPIO4  (7) (8)  GPIO14
   GND  (9) (10) GPIO15
GPIO17 (11) (12) GPIO18
GPIO27 (13) (14) GND
GPIO22 (15) (16) GPIO23
   3V3 (17) (18) GPIO24
GPIO10 (19) (20) GND
 GPIO9 (21) (22) GPIO25
GPIO11 (23) (24) GPIO8
   GND (25) (26) GPIO7
 GPIO0 (27) (28) GPIO1
 GPIO5 (29) (30) GND
 GPIO6 (31) (32) GPIO12
GPIO13 (33) (34) GND
GPIO19 (35) (36) GPIO16
GPIO26 (37) (38) GPIO20
   GND (39) (40) GPIO21

For further information, please refer to https://pinout.xyz/

By default, if stdout is a console that supports color, ANSI codes will be used to produce color output. Output can be forced to be --monochrome:

$ pinout --monochrome

Or forced to be --color, in case you are redirecting to something capable of supporting ANSI codes:

$ pinout --color | less -SR

To manually specify the revision of Pi you want to query, use --revision. The tool understands both old-style revision codes (such as for the model B):

$ pinout -r 000d

Or new-style revision codes (such as for the Pi Zero W):

$ pinout -r 9000c1

You can also use the tool with Configuring Remote GPIO to query remote Raspberry Pi’s:

$ GPIOZERO_PIN_FACTORY=pigpio PIGPIO_ADDR=other_pi pinout

Or run the tool directly on a PC using the mock pin implementation (although in this case you’ll almost certainly want to specify the Pi revision manually):

$ GPIOZERO_PIN_FACTORY=mock pinout -r a22042