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       smiquery - query single information from SMI MIB modules


       smiquery [ -Vh ] [ -p module ] command name


       The  smiquery  program  is  used to query information on a single item from an MIB module,
       e.g. module meta information or a single type definition.


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

       -h, --help
              Show a help text and exit. The help text lists all available commands.

       -p module, --preload module
              Preload the module module before reading the main module. This may be helpful if an
              incomplete main module misses to import some definitions.

       command name
              This  specifies  the  kind  of information to retrieve (module, imports, revisions,
              node, parent, compliance, index, members, children, type, or macro) and the item to

       The  module  in  question  is  searched  along a path, which is initialized by the SMIPATH
       environment variable or by /usr/share/mibs if SMIPATH is not  set.  Files  with  a  .sming
       extension  are expected to be (old-style!) SMIng module files. Files with a .my or without
       any extension are expected to be SMIv1/v2 module files.


       This example queries for information on the node ifNumber defined in the module IF-MIB.

         $ smiquery node IF-MIB::ifNumber
              MibNode: IF-MIB::ifNumber
              Type: Integer32
          Declaration: OBJECT-TYPE
             NodeKind: scalar
            Access: read-only
            Status: current
          Description: The number of network interfaces (regardless of their
                 current state) present on this system.


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