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       clamdscan - scan files and directories for viruses using Clam AntiVirus


       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 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:

              clamdscan file

       (1) To scan a current working directory:


       (2) To scan all files in /home:

              clamdscan /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 <>


       clamd(8), clamd.conf(5), clamscan(1), freshclam(1)