Provided by: rig_1.10-3build1_i386
RIG - Random Identity Generator
rig [ -f | -m ] [ -d datadir ] [ -c num ]
Rig is a utility that will piece together a random first name, last
name, street number and address, along with a geographically consistant
(ie, they all match the same area) city, state, ZIP code, and area
It is suitable for such applications as feeding the NY times
registration page to fend off junk (snail) mail and telemarketers, or
for registering on BBS’s to which you don’t wish to reveal your real
-f, -m Respectively, use female and male names. If neither or both
options are selected, RIG uses both female and male names.
Use data files found in datadir. Without this option, the
default directory of /usr/share/rig is assumed.
-c num Output num identities. Default is 1.
Based on "fake" written for MS-DOS. Unfortunately the author and
publish date are unknown.
First UNIX version written from scratch in 1999.
This manpage based on RIG version 1.10.
UNIX version (c) 1999-2002 Ian Turner with contributions from Ian
Prowell, Nick Rusnov, and Schneelocke. Geography Database is from the
original version and I believe it to be held in the public domain.
Names database is from the US Census at
http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/ , courtesy of Trent Stanley.
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4 JUN 2002 RIG(6)