smistrip  - extract MIB or PIB modules from text files, like RFCs or I-


   smistrip [ -Vhn ] [ -d dir ] [ -m module ] [ file(s) ]


   The smistrip program is used to extract MIB and PIB module  files  from
   ASCII documents like RFCs or Internet Drafts. Modules are identified by
   a starting ASN.1 DEFINITIONS clause and the matching  END  clause.  The
   output is written to files named by the modules' names.


   -V     Show the smistrip version and exit.

   -h     Show a help text and exit.

   -n     Print  only what would be extracted, but do not write any output

   -d dir Write module file(s) to directory dir  instead  of  the  current
          working directory.

   -m module
          Extract  only  the module module instead of all modules found in
          the input file(s).

          The input text file(s) from which modules will be extracted.  If
          no file is given, input is read from stdin.

   Note  that  smistrip  tries to be smart about locating module start and
   end, detecting page breaks and blank lines near page  breaks.  It  also
   tries  to  cut off blank prefixing columns from all lines of a modules.
   However, there might by documents that cannot be  parsed  correctly  by
   smistrip  and probably produce incorrect output.  You might consider to
   use smilint on every extracted module file  to  check  its  syntactical


   This  example  extracts  only the module IPV6-MIB from the file rfc2465
   and writes it to the directory /usr/local/tmp.
     $ smistrip -d /usr/local/tmp -m IPV6-MIB rfc2465


   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) 2002 M. Bunkus, TU Braunschweig, Germany <>
   and contributions by many other people.


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