smixlate − translate SMI/SPPI identifiers


smixlate [ -Vhm ] [ -cfile ] [ -pmodule ] [ -llevel ] module(s)


The smixlate program is used to translate identifiers and especially OIDs into a more human readable format.


-V, --version

Show the smixlate version and exit.

-h, --help

Show a help text and exit.

-r, --recursive

Report errors and warnings also for recursively imported modules.

-cfile, --config=file

Read file instead of any other (global and user) configuration file.

-pmodule, --preload=module

Preload the module module before reading the main module(s). This may be helpful if an incomplete main module misses to import some definitions.

-llevel, --level=level

Report errors and warnings up to the given severity level. See the smilint(1) manual page for a description of the error levels. The default error level is 3.

-a, --all

Replace all OIDs including OID prefixes. Without this option, smixlate will only translate OIDs with a corresponding notification, scalar, column, row, or table definition.

-f, --format

Preserve the input format as much as possible by inserting/removing white space characters.


These are the modules to be loaded for the subsequent translation. If a module argument represents a path name (identified by containing at least one dot or slash character), this is assumed to be the exact file to read. Otherwise, if a module is identified by its plain module name, it is searched according to libsmi internal rules. See smi_config(3) for more details.


This example translates numeric OIDs in the input text into a more human readable format.

  $ echo "what is this oid?" |
    ./smixlate -l 0 /usr/local/share/mibs/ietf/*
  what is this oid? ifType


The libsmi(3) project is documented at http: //


(C) 2006-2006 J. Schoenwaelder, International University Bremen, Germany
and contributions by many other people.