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       sigtool - signature and database management tool


       sigtool [options]


       sigtool  can  be  used  to  generate  MD5  checksums, convert data into
       hexadecimal format, list virus signatures and  build/unpack/test/verify
       CVD databases and update scripts.


       -h, --help
              Output help information and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print version number and exit.

              Be quiet - output only error messages.

              Write all messages to stdout.

              Read data from stdin and write hex string to stdout.

       --md5 [FILES]
              Generate MD5 checksum from stdin or MD5 sigs for FILES.

       --sha1 [FILES]
              Generate SHA1 checksum from stdin or SHA1 sigs for FILES.

       --sha256 [FILES]
              Generate SHA256 checksum from stdin or SHA256 sigs for FILES.

       --mdb [FILES]
              Generate .mdb signatures for FILES.

              Create  normalised  HTML files comment.html, nocomment.html, and
              script.html in current working directory.

              Decode UTF16 encoded data.

              Extract VBA/Word6 macros from given MS Office document.

              Extract Word6 macros from given MS Office document  and  display
              the corresponding hex values.

       -i, --info
              Print a CVD information and verify MD5 and a digital signature.

       -b, --build
              Build a CVD file. -s, --server is required.

              ClamAV  Signing  Service address (for virus database maintainers

              Use DIR as the default database directory for all operations.

       --unpack=FILE, -u FILE
              Unpack FILE (CVD) to a current directory.

              Unpack a local CVD file (main or daily) to current directory.

       --diff=OLD NEW, -d OLD NEW
              Create a diff file for OLD and NEW CVDs/INCDIRs.

       --run-cdiff=FILE, -r FILE
              Execute update script FILE in current directory.

       --verify-cdiff=FILE, -r FILE
              Verify DIFF against CVD/INCDIR.

       -l[FILE], --list-sigs[=FILE]
              List all signature  names  from  the  local  database  directory
              (default) or from FILE.

       -fREGEX, --find-sigs=REGEX
              Find  and  display  signatures from the local database directory
              which match the given REGEX. The whole signature body (name, hex
              string, etc.) is checked.

       -fREGEX, --decode-sigs=REGEX
              Decode  signatures  read from the standard input (eg. piped from

       -fREGEX, --test-sigs=DATABASE TARGET_FILE
              Test all signatures  from  DATABASE  against  TARGET_FILE.  This
              option  will  only  give valid results if the target file is the
              final one (after unpacking, normalization, etc.) for  which  the
              signatures were created.


       Generate hex string from testfile and save it to testfile.hex:

              cat testfile | sigtool --hex-dump > testfile.hex


       Please check the full documentation for credits.


       Tomasz Kojm <>


       freshclam(1), freshclam.conf(5)