Clam Daemon

Section: Clam AntiVirus (8)
Updated: February 12, 2007
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NAME

clamd - an anti-virus daemon  

SYNOPSIS

clamd [options]  

DESCRIPTION

The daemon listens for incoming connections on Unix and/or TCP socket and scans files or directories on demand. It reads the configuration from /etc/clamd.conf  

COMMANDS

clamd recognizes the following commands:

PING
Check the server's state. It should reply with "PONG".
VERSION
Print program and database versions.
RELOAD
Reload the virus databases.
SHUTDOWN
Perform a clean exit.
SCAN file/directory
Scan a file or a directory (recursively) with archive support enabled (if not disabled in clamd.conf). A full path is required.
CONTSCAN file/directory
Scan file or directory (recursively) with archive support enabled and don't stop the scanning when a virus is found.
MULTISCAN file/directory
Scan file in a standard way or scan directory (recursively) using multiple threads (to make the scanning faster on SMP machines).
STREAM
Scan stream - on this command clamd will return "PORT number" you should connect to and send data to scan.
SESSION, END
Start/end a clamd session which will allow you to run multiple commands per TCP session. It's recommended to prefix clamd commands with the letter n (eg. nSCAN) to indicate that the command will be delimited by a newline character and that clamd should continue reading command data until a newline is read. The newline delimiter assures that the complete command and its entire argument will be processed as a single command.
 

OPTIONS

-h, --help
Output help information and exit.
-V, --version
Print the version number and exit.
-c FILE, --config-file=FILE
Read configuration from FILE.
 

FILES

/etc/clamd.conf  

CREDITS

Please check the full documentation for credits.  

AUTHOR

Tomasz Kojm <tkojm@clamav.net>  

SEE ALSO

clamd.conf(5), clamdscan(1), clamscan(1), freshclam(1), sigtool(1), clamav-milter(8)


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
COMMANDS
OPTIONS
FILES
CREDITS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

linux.jgfs.net manual pages