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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 only).

              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 --find-sigs)

       -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 <>


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