function system_get_info

Returns an array of information about enabled modules or themes.

This function returns the information from the {system} table corresponding to the cached contents of the .info file for each active module or theme.


$type: Either 'module' or 'theme'.

$name: (optional) The name of a module or theme whose information shall be returned. If omitted, all records for the provided $type will be returned. If $name does not exist in the provided $type or is not enabled, an empty array will be returned.

Return value

An associative array of module or theme information keyed by name, or only information for $name, if given. If no records are available, an empty array is returned.

See also



10 calls to system_get_info()
drupal_install_profile_distribution_name in drupal/includes/
Loads the installation profile, extracting its defined distribution name.
field_help in drupal/modules/field/field.module
Implements hook_help().
help_page in drupal/modules/help/
Menu callback; prints a page listing general help for a module.
ModuleRequiredTestCase::testDisableRequired in drupal/modules/system/system.test
Assert that core required modules cannot be disabled.
system_add_module_assets in drupal/modules/system/system.module
Adds CSS and JavaScript files declared in module .info files.

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drupal/modules/system/system.module, line 2344
Configuration system that lets administrators modify the workings of the site.


function system_get_info($type, $name = NULL) {
  $info = array();
  if ($type == 'module') {
    $type = 'module_enabled';
  $list = system_list($type);
  foreach ($list as $shortname => $item) {
    if (!empty($item->status)) {
      $info[$shortname] = $item->info;
  if (isset($name)) {
    return isset($info[$name]) ? $info[$name] : array();
  return $info;