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       sigit.rc - configuration file for sigit.


       The program sigit uses a sigit.rc file placed in the /etc dir, or if
       the user has made his own .sigitrc file in his $HOME dir, it will read
       from that. With this file, the outcome of the program can be

       Any lines starting with a # will be regarded as a comment, and therefor
       there will be taken no action to the line. Since this program is
       inteded to be monitoring several signatures, then each setting will be
       started with the line: fifo{ and once the matching } is reached, it
       will be considdered as the settings for one of the signatures beeing

       Should you want to have a small comment telling, exactly why you used
       the setting, then adding a ’# comment here’ further onto the line, will
       result in any leeding spaces and anything comming after the ’#’ sign
       beeing deleted from the setting ie:

       name=John Bon Jovi     # I’m assuming people knows him..

       Will in the program be used as "name=John Bon Jovi", so if you are
       planing to keep the intended spaces after the last _non_ TAB or space
       char, you shouldn’t put a # in the line. Bare in mind this is only used
       during reading of the <ident>=<setting> sections, so if you use # in
       the pretty setting there should be no problems.


       The sigit.rc file or .sigitrc file handles the options mentioned below,
       if there are other settings beeing used, which isn’t mentioned here, it
       will omit them.

            This is the signature file which will be written from the program.
            You set this option starting from your $HOME. If it’s not set, it
            will default write to your $HOME/.signature file.

            This is the data file which the program reads the signatures from.
            This is a binary file, since it gives the fastest and easiest way
            of searching through the file for the desired signature to use.
            If this setting starts with a / it is assumed it is taken
            specified from root, else the setting should be specified from
            $HOME. If its not set, it will default use
            /usr/local/share/sigit/ (Or set to located
            in the directory specified by ./configure --prefix during

            Sine this new version of the program is intended to run in
            threads, then you’ll need some other form of debugging, since the
            stderr or stdout isn’t enough, it would simply be too confusing,
            therefor every fifo can be assigned a special debug_file setting.
            If it isn’t set, the request for debug, will be discarted.

            This is the setting to determain, if there should be any debug
            info written to the preset debug_file setting, if this is set to
            ’yes’ then it will be performed, if not, then the specified
            debug_file won’t even be touched.

            If you want to limit the signatures shown for some of your mails,
            then use this flag. It is to be used as:


            where the signatures found between signatureID1 and signatureID2
            will be selected at random, if you only want one signature shown,
            then use it with only signatureID1 and leave out the

            Remember the signatureID can be found, by doing a sigitdb --list
            on the signature data file.

            This is the setting for the top line in your signature. Most
            people use this as a info on their real e-mail address, or their
            name. If this in the end will be more than 72 chars, then the rest
            of the line will be discarted, so it’s only the first 72 chars
            thats used.  However you can use any of the conversion chars to
            display system info, as described in the pretty setting.

            This is the setting for the bottom line in your signature, normaly
            you would use this as an info on where your regular homepage might
            be located. Same requirement goes for this line, as for the top-

            This is a quite uniq setting. This should point to the placement
            of your boxes configuration file. (Usualy /usr/share/boxes) If it
            is set, Sigit will select a random box from the configuration
            file, no matter if you’ve already set the ’-d’ flag in the
            boxes_flags Should this setting not start with a ’/’ it will
            assume you are giving the filename from $HOME.

            This is the flags you would usualy use, when invoking boxes to
            produce the box around your signatures, this could be -dpeek or
            any other of the flags, if several are needed, then just put them
            on the line, as:

            boxes_flags=-ahlvt -k1 -dpeek

            One thing that is quite importain, in these flags it is not
            acceptable to include any redirect of the output, to some file or
            in any way change the output from boxes, like using -l, -h, -v or
            any other that wont result in the signature beeing boxed.

            If you accept to use boxes, in creating the signature. This
            setting will take either true/false or yes/no, and if it is set to
            false (or no) there will be no box created around the signature,
            no matter which flags the <boxes_flags> is holding.

            If you would like your name displayed in the signature, but won’t
            use the pretty setting to conform your own, you can let sigit fill
            it in, with its magnificient email signing. When using this, I’m
            not sure if the bottom_line setting should be used at all, I
            personaly think you need to experiment with it, befor the
            combination of these settings look right.

            This has the same effect as the email setting.

            If you would like to have a Kool signature like:

            Statement 0x0E12CFF:
               The Linux philosophy is:
                 "Laugh in the face of danger"  -Oops wrong one..
                 "Do it your self"  -Thats it.

            Then the show_ident must be set to ’yes’ or ’true’, The program
            will use the signature number assigned in the db-file as the
            numbering of the statement.

            If you want another explanation than the ’’dull’’ Statement, then
            just fill in the wanted explanation as the argument to show_ident

            Since I tend to get _alot_ of spam from time to time, I’ve added
            this neat flag to the setting. If you provide any name or email
            setting, and this is set to yes or true, there will be a
            ’’<>, <>, <>,
            <>,<>’’ line added to the

            This is a setting I put in, since some mail programs will
            automatic place a "-- \n" right befor the actual signature. Some
            news readers/servers removes the part of the message located belov
            this dilimiter to save space. If your mail program dosn’t provide
            this feature, and you would like to follow the standard, then set
            it to yes, else set it to no.

            If the fifo mentioned in this section is located on a NFS mounted
            environment, or you’re using pine with a fifo, then there will be
            some problems reading from a fifo. This setting will be the
            seconds you think is a good delay between checking for any changes
            in the NFS equiped fifo checking. If set at anything less or equal
            to 0, the NFS support will be disabled. Should you have set this
            to ’yes’, the default setting of 15 seconds will be used.

            The use of this NFS setting can also bennefit users, whos mail
            system can’t read from a dedicated fifo, this way the fifo will
            appear as a regular raw text file, and thus any mail client should
            be able to read from it, so it eliminates the ksigit program.

            If you have a few desired lines, you like to put infront of the
            signature, then you should place it in the pretty section. The
            program will read every line located in this section, and keep
            them as the leading pieces of the lines used in the resulting
            signature. There are a few pre defined things to these lines, if
            you need to have a % in it, you use ’%%’, because the ’%’ is a
            conversion char. The following special chars are available.

            %C   Displayes the internal call-name of the Sigit version, ie:
                 CVS-$Date: 2003/07/28 17:44:38 $

            %H   Displayes the homepage for the program.

            %L   Displayes the current load in a format like: 0.01 0.10 0.13
                 (This will only work on a system with /proc/loadavg) giving
                 info on system load averages for the past 1, 5, and 15

            %M   Displayes the machine architechture, ie: i586/i686/Alpha/Risc

            %N   Displayes the node name, ie:

            %P   Displayes the program name.

            %R   Displayes the kernel version.

            %S   Displayes the System name, ie:

            %T   Gives the current time of the system in a format lik: hh:mm

            %U   Displayes the current uptime in a format like: hh:mm up Xdays
                 hours:minuts (This will only work on a system with

            %V   Displayes the current version of the program.

       If your using pine, then it’s not an error in the program, if you get a
       "-- \n" above your signature eventho, you specificaly told it not to
       put one. Pine reads the signature, then if it reads a "-- \n" as the
       first line, it won’t put a delimiter on its own, if it wasn’t the
       special delimiter it found, it will put one automatic. So when using
       pine theres nothing to do to avoid the delimiter.


       A valid .sigitrc file could look something like this:

       ·    @Sigit@

              top_line=------------[ %P-%V. ]-----
              bottom_line=------------[ %H ]--
              name=Kenneh ’Redhead’ nielsen


              boxes_flags=-k1 -ahlvt -dpeek



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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.


       Sigit written by

       Kenneth ’Redhead’ Nielsen <>

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       Kenneth ’Redhead’ Nielsen <>

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