Synchronize key files with configuration database or convert them to configuration XML.


bindings2cfg dumps the bindings configuration from a specific key directory to the given database or a configuration XML. In this way, the bindings parameters can be configured in a directory different from $SEISCOMP_ROOT/etc/. From this non-standard directory the configuration XML can be created without prior writing the bindings to a database and reading from there using e.g. scxmldump.

This utility is useful for repeating parameter tuning.


  1. Write the bindings configuration from some key directory to a configuration XML file:

    bindings2cfg --key-dir ./etc/key -o config.xml
  2. Write the bindings configuration from some key directory to the seiscomp database on localhost

    bindings2cfg --key-dir ./etc/key -d mysql://sysop:sysop@localhost/seiscomp

Module Configuration


bindings2cfg inherits global options.

Command-Line Options

bindings2cfg [options]


-h, --help

Show help message.

-V, --version

Show version information.

--config-file arg

Use alternative configuration file. When this option is used the loading of all stages is disabled. Only the given configuration file is parsed and used. To use another name for the configuration create a symbolic link of the application or copy it. Example: scautopick -> scautopick2.

--plugins arg

Load given plugins.

-D, --daemon

Run as daemon. This means the application will fork itself and doesn’t need to be started with &.

--auto-shutdown arg

Enable/disable self-shutdown because a master module shutdown. This only works when messaging is enabled and the master module sends a shutdown message (enabled with --start-stop-msg for the master module).

--shutdown-master-module arg

Set the name of the master-module used for auto-shutdown. This is the application name of the module actually started. If symlinks are used, then it is the name of the symlinked application.

--shutdown-master-username arg

Set the name of the master-username of the messaging used for auto-shutdown. If "shutdown-master-module" is given as well, this parameter is ignored.


--verbosity arg

Verbosity level [0..4]. 0:quiet, 1:error, 2:warning, 3:info, 4:debug.

-v, --v

Increase verbosity level (may be repeated, eg. -vv).

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode: no logging output.

--component arg

Limit the logging to a certain component. This option can be given more than once.

-s, --syslog

Use syslog logging backend. The output usually goes to /var/lib/messages.

-l, --lockfile arg

Path to lock file.

--console arg

Send log output to stdout.


Execute in debug mode. Equivalent to --verbosity=4 --console=1 .

--log-file arg

Use alternative log file.



List all supported database drivers.

-d, --database arg

The database connection string, format: service://user:pwd@host/database. "service" is the name of the database driver which can be queried with "--db-driver-list".

--config-module arg

The config module to use.

--inventory-db arg

Load the inventory from the given database or file, format: [service://]location .

--config-db arg

Load the configuration from the given database or file, format: [service://]location .


-u, --user arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.username.

-H, --host arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.server.

-t, --timeout arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.timeout.

-g, --primary-group arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.primaryGroup.

-S, --subscribe-group arg

A group to subscribe to. This option can be given more than once.

--content-type arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.contentType.

--start-stop-msg arg

Set sending of a start and a stop message.


--key-dir arg

Override the location of the default key directory, which is $SEISCOMP_ROOT/etc/key .


-o, --output arg

If given, an output XML file is generated. Use ‘-’ for stdout.


If given then a notifier message containing all notifiers will be written to the output XML. This option only applies if an output file is given. Notifier creation either requires and input database and an input config XML as reference.