smidump - dump SMI or SPPI modules in various formats


   smidump [ -Vhqusmk ] [ -c file ] [ -o name ] [ -p module ] [ -l level ]
   [ -f format ] module(s)


   The smidump program is used to dump the contents of a single MIB or PIB
   module  or  a  collection  of  modules to stdout in a selectable output
   format.  This format may be a simple tree of nodes, types  or  imported
   modules,  but  also  a  format fully compliant to SMIv1, SMIv2, SPPI or
   SMIng or CORBA IDL or C source  code.  Smidump  can  thus  be  used  to
   convert  modules  from  SMIv2  to  SMIng and from SMIng to SMIv2, or to
   develop template based agent code.


   -V, --version
          Show the smidump version and exit.

   -h, --help
          Show a help text and exit. The help text contains a list of  all
          supported output formats.

   -c file, --config=file
          Read  file  instead of any other (global and user) configuration

   -f format, --format=format
          Use format when dumping a module. Supported output  formats  are
          described  below. The default output format is SMIng. The format
          argument is case insensitive.

   -l level, --level=level
          Report errors and warnings up to the given severity  level.  See
          the  smilint(1)  manual  page  for  a  description  of the error
          levels. The default error level is 3.

   -s, --severity
          Show the error severity in brackets before error messages.

   -m, --error-names
          Show the error names in braces before error messages.

   -o name, --output=name
          Write the output in one or multiple files instead of stdout. The
          file name(s) are derived from the name argument.  Not all format
          support this option.

   -p module, --preload=module
          Preload the module module before  reading  the  main  module(s).
          This  may  be  helpful  if  an  incomplete main module misses to
          import some definitions.

   -q, --quiet
          Suppress comments from dumped modules. What kind of  information
          gets suppressed depends on the output format.

   -u, --unified
          Dump  a  unified output in case of multiple module(s) instead of
          multiple concatenated output sections. This is not supported for
          all output formats.

   -k, --keep-going
          Continue  as  much  as possible after serious parse errors. Note
          that the output generated after  serious  parse  errors  may  be
          incomplete and should be used with care.

          These  are  the  module(s)  to  be  dumped. If a module argument
          represents a path name (identified by containing  at  least  one
          dot or slash character), this is assumed to be the exact file to
          read. Otherwise, if a module is identified by its  plain  module
          name,  it  is  searched  according to libsmi internal rules. See
          smi_config(3) for more details.


   The smidump program supports the following output formats:

   sming       SMIng compliant format as defined in  the  SMIng  Internet-

   smiv2       SMIv2  compliant  format  as defined in RFC 2578, RFC 2579,
               RFC 2580.

   smiv1       SMIv2 compliant format as defined in RFC  1155,  RFC  1212,
               RFC 1215.

   sppi        SPPI  compliant  format  as  defined  in  RFC  3159. If the
               underlying  module  is  not  SPPI,  there  might  be   some
               mandatory information missing.

   mosy        Format generated by the mosy compiler.

   imports     Import hierarchy of a module.

   types       Types defined in a module.

   tree        OID registration tree structure of a module.

   metrics     Metrics derived from a module (experimental).

   identifiers List of identifiers defined in a module.

   compliances Compliance   definitions  with  all  included  objects  and

   corba       CORBA  IDL  and  OID   definitions   following   the   JIDM
               specification translation rules.

   netsnmp     C  source  code files for usage within the net-snmp package

   scli        ANSI C manager stubs for  usage  within  the  scli  package

   cm          Reverse  engineered conceptual model in DIA XML file format

   svg         SVG diagram of a module (experimental). Use  with  -u  when
               dumping multiple modules.

   jax         Java   AgentX   sub-agent   classes   in   separate   files

   perl        Perl represention of the MIB module (contributed by  Martin
               Schulz <>).

   python      Python   dictionaries   represention   of  the  MIB  module
               (contributed by Pat Knight <>).

   xml         SMI in XML format (experimental).

   xsd         SMI in XML schema format (experimental).

   sizes       SNMP best case / worst case RFC 3416 PDU sizes for  typical
               PDUs   excluding   SNMP   message   and  transport  headers


   This example converts the SMIv2 module IF-MIB in the current  directory
   to  IF-MIB.sming  in  SMIng  format. Note that the ./ prefix is used to
   ensure reading the module from the current directory  and  not  from  a
   place that libsmi guesses on its own.

     $ smidump -f sming ./IF-MIB > IF-MIB.sming


   The   libsmi(3)   project   is   documented   at  http://www.ibr.cs.tu-



   (C) 1999-2004 F. Strauss, TU Braunschweig, Germany  <strauss@ibr.cs.tu->
   (C)    1999-2002    J.    Schoenwaelder,   TU   Braunschweig,   Germany
   (C) 2002-2003 J. Schoenwaelder, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
   (C)  2003-2004  J.  Schoenwaelder,  International  University   Bremen,
   (C) 2001-2002 T. Klie, TU Braunschweig, Germany <>
   (C) 2002 M. Bunkus, TU Braunschweig, Germany <>
   and contributions by many other people.


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