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       sigit - A program to create random signatures, quite like fortune or


         sigit [-f file] [-dhvV] [-H option]


       You know when you have been having your signature for too long, then it
       needs replacement, but what if you get tired of manualy having to come
       up with alot of new signatures all the time. These problems are no
       longer required, sigit will handle it for you. You decide how long you
       like to wait, untill the signature is changed, you can run it as a cron
       job, or as a deamon running in the background even when your not loged
       in on the system. The default running mode is probably the most
       appreciated, it is running as a normal process, and will be killed when
       you logout.

       It is uptimized for beeing used on a system with alot of users, where
       the executable will be located for any user to reach. It has a
       configuration file, that any user can create and costumize for their
       special purpus. If the default configuration is used, the program will
       change the .signature file.


       These are the command-line options for sigit:

       -f file <Explicit config file>
            Should you be interrestet in executing sigit with a different
            configuration file, than the standard ~/.sigitrc or /etc/sigit.rc
            file, then use this flag to instruct sigit to read your
            configuration file. Uppon error, Sigit will not try to read any of
            the standard configuration files.

       -c <cronjob>
            The <cronjob> will be usefull if you decide to run the program as
            a normal cronjob. This will make sure, the program only creates
            one signature befor exiting.

       -d <deamonise>
            In order to run the program as a background <deamon> you will have
            to supply it with the  "-d". this change is made, since I found
            that the most frequent usage might either be as a cron job, or
            running as a normal process, since you would like it to get
            killed, once you logout. Hint: "you dont need to change the
            signatures for your emails, when youre not loged in on the system,
            since very few people sends emails from their accounts while
            they're not loged in."

       -h <help>
            Print a nice help screen and exit.

       -v <verbose>
            Sometimes it's good to know how the program is running, and how
            far it's in the execution. Here comes <verbose> as a very good
            solution. It will keep all the very specific infos hidden, yet let
            you know just what part of the program is beeing used, and how it

       -vv <very verbose>
            The usage of <very verbose>, is mostly usefull, when you're trying
            to debug the thing, and you have no idear what caused it to abort.
            Throw in a couple more v's and see what sort of extra info is
            displayed :)

       -V <version>
            The -V will print the current version of the program, and exit.

       -H option <Extra help>
            Use the "-H" If you have found an option in the help screen, but
            dont seem that confident with using it, for a quick refference use
            this flag to get more describing info on how to use that option.


       If you use a program, like pine or KMail, that has a few problems
       reading from fifo's, then provide the nfs_delay setting in the fifo
       configuration, and it wont matter what program you're using.

       When run on multi cluster systems, where your $HOME is mounted as NFS
       share, and you realy can't control which server the program is started
       on, it will require rsh(1) to be installed, since this is used in order
       to kill an allready running process on another server, befor starting
       the current copy of the program.


       sigit.rc(5) sigitdb(1)

License and Disclaimer

       Sigit are Copyright (c) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 by Kenneth 'Redhead'
       Nielsen. Sigit may be used and distributed under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License. All other brand and product names are
       trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective

       These programs are distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this distribution; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
       Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA.


       Thanks go to:

       ·    Rasmus 'moffe' Hansen, for beeing a good consultant through the
            whole process.

       ·    Sean Russell, for giving alot of new idears and inspiration.


       See the README file that came with the source code, or check the


       Sigit written by

       Kenneth 'Redhead' Nielsen <>

       Documentation formatting by

       Kenneth 'Redhead' Nielsen <>

       All future infos on the sigit exploration, can be found at:


       If you find a bug or problem, please send an email describing the bug
       to: <> with information on:
            * A subject containing the word 'Sigit'
            * What Sigit version.
            * What system you're running.
            * What mail/news program you were using when the bug appeared.
            * A description on what you tried, when the bug accured.
            * A debug/verbose output of the bug. (if one can be made)