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       smidump - dump SMI or SPPI modules in various formats


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


       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

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

       -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

              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


       The smidump program supports the following output formats:

       sming       SMIng compliant format as defined in the SMIng Internet-Draft.

       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 notifications.

       corba       CORBA  IDL  and  OID  definitions following the JIDM specification translation

       netsnmp     C source code files for usage within the net-snmp package (experimental).

       scli        ANSI C manager stubs for usage within the scli package (experimental).

       cm          Reverse engineered conceptual model in DIA XML file format (experimental).

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

       jax         Java AgentX sub-agent classes in separate files (experimental).

       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 (experimental).


       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



       (C) 1999-2004 F. Strauss, TU Braunschweig, Germany <>
       (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, Germany
       (C) 2001-2002 T. Klie, TU Braunschweig, Germany <>
       (C) 2002 M. Bunkus, TU Braunschweig, Germany <>
       and contributions by many other people.