Man page of Clamd client
Section: Clam AntiVirus (1)
Updated: February 12, 2009
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clamdscan - scan files and directories for viruses using Clam AntiVirus Daemon
clamdscan [options] [file/directory]
clamdscan is a clamd client which may be used as a clamscan replacement. It accepts all the options implemented in clamscan but most of them will be ignored because its scanning abilities only depend on clamd.
- -h, --help
Display help information and exit.
- -V, --version
Print version number and exit.
- -v, --verbose
Be quiet - only output error messages.
Write all messages (except for libclamav output) to the standard output (stdout).
Read clamd settings from FILE.
- -l FILE, --log=FILE
Save the scan report to FILE.
- -f FILE, --file-list=FILE
Scan files listed line by line in FILE.
- -m, --multiscan
In multiscan mode several files are scanned in parallel, one for each available scan thread in clamd.
This is achieved either via MULTISCAN or IDSESSION requests, depending on the configuration and other options.
Can be combined with --fdpass (see below)
Remove infected files. Be careful.
Move infected files into DIRECTORY.
Do not display summary at the end of scanning.
Request clamd to reload virus database.
Pass the file descriptor permissions to clamd. This is useful if clamd is running as a different user as it is faster than streaming the file to clamd.
Only available if connected to clamd via local(unix) socket.
Forces file streaming to clamd. This is generally not needed as clamdscan detects automatically if streaming is required. This option only exists for debugging and testing purposes, in all other cases --fdpass is preferred.
- (0) To scan a one file:
- (1) To scan a current working directory:
- (2) To scan all files in /home:
- (3) To scan a file when clamd is running as a different user:
clamdscan --fdpass ~/downloads
- (4) To scan from standard input:
clamdscan - <file_to_scan
cat file_to_scan | clamdscan -
0 : No virus found.
- 1 : Virus(es) found.
- 2 : An error occured.
Please check the full documentation for credits.
Tomasz Kojm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
clamd(8), clamd.conf(5), clamscan(1), freshclam(1)
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