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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
Display help information and exit.
Print version number and exit.
Be quiet - only output error messages.
Write all messages (except for libclamav output) to the standard
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.
In the multiscan mode clamd will attempt to scan the directory
contents in parallel using available threads. This option is
especially useful on multiprocessor and multi-core systems. If
you pass more than one file or directory in the command line,
they are put in a queue and sent to clamd individually. This
means, that single files are always scanned by a single thread.
Similarly, clamdscan will wait for clamd to finish a directory
scan (performed in multiscan mode) before sending request to
scan another directory. This option 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 <email@example.com>
clamd(8), clamd.conf(5), clamscan(1)