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Langue: en

Version: 257166 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


geier - Command line interface to the Geier library


geier [OPTION...] [FILE]...


Command line interface to the Geier library (libgeier), allowing to validate, apply stylesheets, digitally sign and send Elster XML documents.
-d, --dry-run
Don't send the Elster XML document to the inland revenue office for further processing. This is, if you want to just check the document for validity (against the schema files), apply the corresponding stylesheet, etc. supply this option.
Write the result which we have received from the inland revenue office to the file FILE (right after decryption). This might be useful, if you want to keep a copy of the result somewhere and provided the --xsltify command line argument.
-e, --encrypt-only
Only encrypt the provided Elster XML document. Nothing more. This is mainly for testing purposes, as you will not be able to decrypt the document (since it is public key encrypted). If you transfer the result manually, you will not be able to decrypt the result either, since it is encrypted symetrically and you do not get the needed key back.
-s, --softpse=FILE
Digitally sign the document using software certificates. The file with the provided name is expected to contain a PKCS#12 certificate container from which the private key as well as the certificate needed for signing will be extracted. If you supply this option, you will be asked to enter the container's PIN code later on.
-v, --validate
Try to validate the document against the schema files, provided by Germany's inland revenue office, right after parsing. In case the document cannot be validated, complain and abort before any further processing.
-x, --xsltify
Apply the stylesheet, suitable for this type of Elster XML document, to the document itself in order to generate XHTML output. In case you have chosen to send the document to the inland revenue office, the result we got back will be mangled. If you have provided the --dry-run switch, the stylesheet will be applied against the provided document itself.
You most probably want to use this option, if you would like to have a somewhat printable protocol after transmitting your data.
-?, --help
Give this help list.
Give a short usage message.
-V, --version
Print program version.

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Please mind that libgeier is currently very much in alpha alike state, therefore please do not expect a tool working perfectly right now.

Copyright © 2005 Stefan Siegl <>, Germany
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Les romantiques avaient cru que l'art était surtout dans le laid.
L'amour errant leur a semble plus poétique que la famille,
et le vol que le travail, et le bagne que l'atelier.
-+- Jules Michelet, Le Peuple -+-