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Siga (System Information GAthering) collects various information on Linux, and outputs it in HTML or ASCII format. It is maintained by Sascha Manns and is popular mainly with OpenSuse folks. You can edit your configuration files locally or remotely. Output can be redirected to different browsers and editors.

Here is a description from Freshmeat that gives some ideas about this script:

PROBLEM: As part of my job as a support Engineer I often need to get a detailed output of the configuration of a system. Trying to travel around a customers system copying configuration files was a very tedious time-consuming process.

SOLUTION: That was until I discovered "siga"!

This useful command grabs all the configuration files on a system and saves them in one, easy to navigate webpage. When running it you have the option to open it with a variety of browsers, save it to a directory or storage media, or (coolest of all) even open it in a remote display!

Also if you don't want to see every configuration file on a system you can specify which subsystem you want the configuration files of, e.g. sound, modem, mail, usb etc.

To have the output directed to a Konqueror type "siga kon". Want more info or examples? Simply type "man siga".

This is a (huge) shell script.  It incorporates some a good idea about grouping the config information into some set of predefined clusters. For example

siga -net (shows all about network)

siga -m is the same as tail -f /var/log/messages

Main options :

siga -m (same as tail -f /var/log/messages)
siga -modem (shows all about modem)
siga -hw (shows all about hardware)
siga -boot (shows all about booting)
siga -net (shows all about network)
siga -laptop (shows all about laptop)
siga -install (shows info about install)
siga -sound (shows all about sound)
siga -x11 (shows all about x11)
siga -print (shows all about printer, this restarts cups!)
siga -cdr (shows all about cd-r burner)
siga -isdn (shows all about isdn)
siga -you (shows all about you)

It is possible to combine the options, e.g.

siga floppy -modem

you will find the output in /tmp/siga.html and /tmp/siga.txt

Other options:

siga net (use Netscape & kde Editor in X)
siga kon (use konqueror & kde Editor in X)
siga lynx (forces lynx & pico)
siga lynxvi (forces lynx & vi)
siga w3m (forces w3m & pico)
siga w3mvi (forces w3m & vi)
siga no (no browser output, only gathering)
siga floppy (no output, copy data to floppy)
siga write (no output, copy data to directory)

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[Jun 20, 2011] Siga (System Information GAthering) Project forked

07/09/2010 | Linux Developer Network

It is very handy as an information source during installation support phone calls. You are experiencing an issue with your installation of openSuSE and to help technical support analyse the cause of the problem as fast as possible, you want to assist them by providing information specific to your system. Through siga you can find the needed Informations very quick.

Around siga

Sadly the original Developers (ML and others) don't work on this project anymore. So i've forked siga. Siga is an Open Source Software, so you can make copies, branches, you can help developing and all this things you need. At the Moment we have the Version 11-000. If you want to help, then we can release a higher Number soon. A short Documentation you can find there.

And i would like to say a big "Thanks" to the previous Developers.

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[May 14, 2010] Novell SUSE LINUX 10.1 siga

SIGA stands for System Information GAthering. It collects various system information and outputs it in HTML or ASCII format. Since it needs root permissions, you will be asked for the root password. It is very handy as an information source during installation support phone calls.

siga-10.101-32.noarch RPM

[May 12, 2010] Cool Solutions M-Backup

Written in shell
Apr 6, 2006

M-Backup is a tool for making backup of important system files and other important system information. There are many important files that are scattered over the system which needs to be regularly backed up. Keeping track of all these files is quite painful.

M-Backup is a command line tool that will backup all these files. System administrators can add more files to the list of files that needs to be backed up according to needs.

M-Backup can even be used for inventory purpose, for keeping record of various configuration information.

Run by simply issuing the command ./mbackup.sh after logging in as root. It will create a directory MBackup under root's home directory and store the various system information. It will also create a log file that will list all the files and other information that was saved. If mbackup is added in crontab, it can do the jobs automatically.

siga version 9.203 (Group: Documentation/SuSE)

SIGA stands for System Information GAthering. It collects various system information and outputs it in HTML or ASCII format. Since it needs root permissions, you will be asked for the root password. It is very handy as an information source during installation support phone calls.

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Man Files: siga.1.gz

Linux Explorer ( LINUXexplo ) - Linux System Information Gathering Tool

Linux Explorer ( LINUXexplo ) is a script that collects software and hardware information about a linux server for support purposes, similar to the Solaris explorer ( SUNWexplo ) , Redhat's "sysreport" and SuSE's "siga" script.

The script is designed to collect information about a server to help service departments support linux and have a common set of scripts for collecting information about linux no matter what distro users are using.

The information is stored in separated directories, once all the information has been collected it then tar's up those directories into a single gzip tar file which can then be attached to an email for your support organization or copied to a remote server for safe keeping.

This script collects the following information :-

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    basic options :

    siga net (use Netscape & kde Editor in X)
    siga kon (use konqueror & kde Editor in X)
    siga lynx (forces lynx & pico)
    siga lynxvi (forces lynx & vi)
    siga w3m (forces w3m & pico)
    siga w3mvi (forces w3m & vi)
    siga no (no browser output, only gathering)
    siga floppy (no output, copy data to floppy)
    siga write (no output, copy data to directory)

    support options :

    siga -m (same as tail -f /var/log/messages)
    siga -modem (shows all about modem)
    siga -hw (shows all about hardware)
    siga -boot (shows all about booting)
    siga -net (shows all about network)
    siga -laptop (shows all about laptop)
    siga -install (shows info about install)
    siga -sound (shows all about sound)
    siga -x11 (shows all about x11)
    siga -print (shows all about printer, this restarts cups!)
    siga -cdr (shows all about cd-r burner)
    siga -isdn (shows all about isdn)
    siga -you (shows all about you)

    it is possible to combine the options, e.g.

    siga floppy -modem

    you will find the output in /tmp/siga.html and /tmp/siga.txt



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