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       smilint - syntax and semantic checks of SMIv1/v2 and SPPI modules


       smilint [ -Vhersm ] [ -c file ] [ -p module ] [ -l level ] [ -i error-pattern ] module(s)


       The smilint program is used to check MIB or PIB modules for syntax errors and semantics at
       some degree.  SMIv1/v2 style MIB modules as well as SPPI PIB modules are supported.

       The rules that smilint is based on are taken from RFC 1155, RFC  1212  and  RFC  1215  for
       SMIv1, RFCs 2578-2580 for SMIv2, RFC 3159 for SPPI.


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

       -h, --help
              Show a help text and exit.

       -e, --error-list
              Show  a  list  of  all  known  error  messages  and  exit.  Error messages can have
              associated tags, shown in braces at the end of each line. The tags can be used with
              the -i option to ignore certain error messages.

       -r, --recursive
              Report errors and warnings also for recursively imported modules.

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

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

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

       -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.

       -l level, --level=level
              Report errors and warnings up to  the  given  severity  level.   See  below  for  a
              description of the error levels. The default error level is 3.

       -i prefix, --ignore=prefix
              Ignore  all  errors that have a tag which matches prefix.  A list of error tags can
              be retrieved by calling smilint with the -e option.

              These are the modules to be checked. 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


       All generated error and warning messages have an associated severity  level.   The  actual
       severity levels are:

       0  Internal  error,  no recovery possible. Examples are memory allocation failures. Errors
          of this level usually cause the application to abort.

       1  Major SMI/SPPI error, recovery somehow  possible  but  may  lead  to  severe  problems.
          Examples  are  lexically unexpected characters or unknown keywords. Errors of this kind
          usually lead to follow-on errors.

       2  SMI/SPPI error which is  probably  tolerated  by  some  implementations.  Examples  are
          MIB/PIB modules which mix constructs from different SMI/SPPI versions.

       3  SMI/SPPI  error  which  is  likely  tolerated  by  many  implementations.  Examples are
          misplaced SMIv2 MODULE-IDENTITY invocations or SMIv2 textual conventions  derived  from
          other textual conventions.

       4  Something  which  is  not  strictly  an  error  but which is recommended to be changed.
          Warnings of this level are usually considered during MIB reviews.

       5  Something that is basically correct but might be problematic in certain environments or
          usage  scenarios.  Examples  are  warnings that identifiers only differ in case or that
          type definitions are not used within the defining module.

       6  Messages of this level are auxiliary notices. Examples are messages  that  point  to  a
          previous definition in case of a redefinition.

       Higher  levels  are  currently not used and lead to the same effects as level 6 does. Note
       that errors up to level 3 are errors violating the specifications and must be fixed by the
       responsible author. The warnings generated with level 4 should be considered during normal
       MIB/PIB reviews.


       This example checks the file RMON2-MIB in the current directory (note that the `./' prefix
       ensures  this).  The  error  level is raised to 6 and warnings that claim about identifier
       names that exceed a length of 32 characters are suppressed.

         $ smilint -l 6 -i namelength-32 ./RMON2-MIB
         ./RMON2-MIB:3935: unexpected type restriction
         ./RMON2-MIB:3936: unexpected type restriction
         ./RMON2-MIB:3937: unexpected type restriction
         ./RMON2-MIB:3938: unexpected type restriction
         ./RMON2-MIB:3939: unexpected type restriction
         ./RMON2-MIB:3940: unexpected type restriction
         ./RMON2-MIB:4164: scalar object must not have a `read-create' access value


       The libsmi(3) project is documented at  Other
       commonly used MIB checkers are mosy(1) and smicng(1).


       (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.