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       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.

       -d datadir
              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 , courtesy of Trent Stanley.

       Send all comments and bug-reports to:

                                  4 JUN 2002                            RIG(6)