Utility to piece together a random first name, last name, street number and address, along with a geographically consistent (ie, they all match the same area) city, state, ZIP code, and area code.
Display a random name (male or female) and address
Display a [m]ale (or [f]emale) random name and address
Use data files from a specific directory (default is /usr/share/rig)
Display a specific number of identities
Display a specific number of female identities
rig [ -f | -m ] [ -d datadir ] [ -c num ]
Rig is a utility that will piece together a random first name, last name, street number and address, along with a geographically consistant (ie, they all match the same area) city, state, ZIP code, and area code.
It is suitable for such applications as feeding the NY times registration page to fend off junk (snail) mail and telemarketers, or for registering on BBS's to which you don't wish to reveal your real information.
- -f, -m
Respectively, use female and male names. If neither or both options are selected, RIG uses both female and male names.
- -d datadir
Use data files found in datadir. Without this option, the default directory of /usr/share/rig is assumed.
- -c num
Output num identities. Default is 1.
/usr/share/rig/locdata.idx /usr/share/rig/street.idx /usr/share/rig/fnames.idx /usr/share/rig/mnames.idx /usr/share/rig/lnames.idx
Based on "fake" written for MS-DOS. Unfortunately the author and publish date are unknown.
First UNIX version written from scratch in 1999.
This manpage based on RIG version 1.10.
UNIX version (c) 1999-2002 Ian Turner with contributions from Ian Prowell, Nick Rusnov, and Schneelocke. Geography Database is from the original version and I believe it to be held in the public domain. Names database is from the US Census at
, courtesy of Trent Stanley.
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