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Langue: en

Version: 2003-07-28 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


sigitdb - A tool to manage the signature-database which sigit uses.


   sigitdb [-hvV] [--add file db-file] [--append db-file] [--edit db-file] [--list db-file]
           [-H option] [--rebuild [file] db-file] [--delete sig-number db-file]


Since Sigit uses another way of storing signature, than the normal raw text, you need a tool to manage this data-file. Sigitdb is the tool for that, it provides you with almost every possible action you migth want taken on the data-file.


These are the command-line options for sigitdb:
--add file db-file
Use <add> when you have a signature, you want to add to the data file. This flag will take a test file as the first arguemne, and a db-file as the second ie: sigitdb --add sigfile.txt db-file.bin This will add the signatures mentioned in the "sigfile.txt", if there are more than one signature in the file, then they need to be sepperated with 2 @ signs. And the first line in the file must start with a @@ else the program cant decide if there's multiple signatures to be found. Should you have a signature file created from sigitdb --list db-file, then the --add flag can also handle it.
--append db-file
If you like to make a quick addition of a signature to your db-file, then this flag will be usefull. It will execute sigitdb, with an expectancy to read the signature from stdin. This way you can paste the signature in question directly to sigitdb, or if you happen to have a temp file only containing the signature, then you can pipe this to sigitdb. Just remember ^D is the way to exit reading from stdin. Bare in mind, when using this flag, it is expected, that _only_ one signature will be pasted, thus it will read untill ^D or the signature size exceeds buffer size.
--delete sig-number db-file
If you happen to have a massive db-file, and hate to b<--edit> the whole file, befor deleting this one perticular signature, then use this flag as a shortcut. It will delete the signature with the matching sig-number from the db-file. If you use the show_ident=yes setting in your .sigitrc, then the number given after the x in ``Statement NNNxMMMMMMM'' will be the sig-number it resides with in the db-file.
--edit db-file
Use <edit> when you just found that signature number 152 out of the 10.000 you have, is filled with spelling errors. By invoking with this flag, the program will read the db-file, and execute your $EDITOR with the signatures extracted into a regular text file. Once you've made the changes, and exit your editor, the db-file will be rebuild with the contence of what you achieved in your editor. Should you have forgotten to set the $EDITOR, your most convenient vi(1) editor will be used.
--list db-file
Use <list> when you want to get a fast look through the signatures contained in the db-file. This flag will read any db-file format, and print the signatures to stdout with their respective IDENT numbers, so you can use sigitdb --delete IDENT db-file if you just wanted to delete that specific signature, and didn't wanted to wait for your $EDITOR to load so you manualy could delete it.
--rebuild [file] db-file
Erase the given db-file, and rebuild it with the contence of the given file, where this will be a strict text file, where each signature is seperated by a '@@' This is good, if the db-file is currupted. If you only provide the 'db-file' argument, and it matches a 'db-file' structure, then the program will try and recreate the file as if it was a conversion of an earlier Sigit db-file version.
-v <verbose>
Sometimes it's good to know how the program is running, and how far it's in the execution. Here comes <verbose> as a very good solution. It will keep all the very specific infos hidden, yet let you know just what part of the program is beeing used, and how it went.
-vv <very verbose>
The usage of <very verbose>, is mostly usefull, when you're trying to debug the thing, and you have no idear what caused it to abort. Throw in a couple more v's and see what sort of extra info is displayed :)
-h <help>
Print a nice help screen and exit.
-V <version>
The -V will print the current version of the program, and exit.
-H option <Extra help>
Use the "-H" If you have found an option in the help screen, but dont seem that confident with using it, for a quick refference use this flag to get more describing info on how to use that option.


sigit.rc(5) sigit(1)

License and Disclaimer

Sigit are Copyright (c) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 by Kenneth 'Redhead' Nielsen. Sigit may be used and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. All other brand and product names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

These programs are distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this distribution; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA.


Thanks go to:
* Rasmus 'moffe' Hansen, for beeing a good consultant through the whole process.
* Sean Russell, for giving alot of new idears and inspiration.


See the README file that came with the source code, or check the changelog.


Sigit written by

Kenneth 'Redhead' Nielsen <>

Documentation formatting by

Kenneth 'Redhead' Nielsen <>

All future infos on the sigit exploration, can be found at: <>


If you find a bug or problem, please send an email describing the bug to: <> with information on:
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     * What system you're running.
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