basic options :
support options :


siga − System Information GAthering


siga [OPTION] [-Support Option]


This is siga, System Information GAthering. It collects various information on your system and outputs it in HTML or ASCII format. Since it needs root permissions, you will be asked for the root password. It is very handy as an information source during installation support phone calls. It is now possible to collect only the desired data, take a look at the Support Options.

basic options :


(use w3m)

siga kon (use konqueror)
siga lynx (forces lynx)
siga w3m (forces w3m)
siga no (no browser output, only gathering)
siga floppy (no output, copy data to floppy)
siga write (no output, copy data to directory)
siga info (not output, gather data as user)

support options :

siga -m (same as tail -f /var/log/messages)
siga -modem (shows all about modem)
siga -hw (shows all about hardware)
siga -boot (shows all about booting)

siga -dsl

(Shows all about dsl)

siga -mail (Shows all about mail)
siga -net (shows all about network)
siga -laptop (shows all about laptop)
siga -install (shows info about install)
siga -sound (shows all about sound)
siga -x11 (shows all about x11)
siga -print (shows all about printer, this restarts cups!)
siga -print-detect-only (Shows a short version about the printer)
siga -cdr (shows all about cd-r burner)
siga -isdn (shows all about isdn)
siga -isdn-test (shows all about isdn and tries a dialin)
siga -you (shows all about you)
siga -soft (shows all installed software)

it is possible to combine the options, e.g.

siga floppy -modem

you will find the output in /tmp


Written by Martin Lasarsch & Stefan Schmidt


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thanks to the open-slx GmbH for maintaining.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is 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 program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

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