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NAME

       freshclam - update virus databases

SYNOPSIS

       freshclam [options]

DESCRIPTION

       freshclam is a virus database update tool for ClamAV.

OPTIONS

       Freshclam reads its configuration from freshclam.conf. The settings can
       be overwritten with command line options.

       -h, --help
              Output help information and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print version number and exit.

       -v, --verbose
              Be  verbose.  This  option  causes  freshclam  to   print   much
              additional information.

       --quiet
              Be quiet - output only error messages.

       --no-warnings
              Don't print and log warnings.

       -v, --debug
              Enable debug messages from LibClamAV.

       --stdout
              Write all messages to stdout.

       -l FILE, --log=FILE
              Write download report to FILE.

       --datadir=DIRECTORY
              Install  new  database  in  DIRECTORY.  The  directory  must  be
              writable for the '' user or unprivileged user running freshclam.

       -u USER, --user USER
              Run as USER. By default (when started by root)  freshclam  drops
              privileges and operates as the '' user.

       -d, --daemon
              Run  in  a daemon mode. This option requires --checks.  -p FILE,
              --pid=FILE Write daemon's pid to FILE.

       --no-dns
              This option forces old non-DNS verification  method  (without  a
              TTL delay).

       -c #n, --checks=#n
              Check  #n times per day for a new database. #n must be between 1
              and 50.

       --daemon-notify=/path/to/clamd.conf
              Notify the daemon about the new database. By default it reads  a
              hardcoded  config  file  but  you  can use a different one. Both
              local and TCP sockets are supported.

       -a IP, --local-address=IP
              Use (local)  IP  for  HTTP  downloads.  Useful  for  multi-homed
              systems.  If  binding  fails  for  whatever reason, a warning is
              issued and freshclam behaves like without this flag.

       --on-error-execute=COMMAND
              Execute COMMAND if error occurred. Remember, that virus database
              freshness is the most important thing in anti-virus system. With
              this  option  freshclam  can  alert  you  (eg.  send  SMS)  when
              something is going wrong.

       --on-update-execute=COMMAND
              Execute COMMAND after successful update.

       --on-outdated-execute=COMMAND
              Execute  COMMAND when freshclam reports outdated version. In the
              command string %v will be replaced by the new version number.

       --list-mirrors
              Print mirror details from mirrors.dat (cache file for the mirror
              manager).

       --submit-stats[=/path/to/clamd.conf]
              Upload   detection   statistics   to  the  ClamAV  Project  (see
              freshclam.conf(5):SubmitDetectionStats  for  more  details).  No
              database update will be performed. This option only works in the
              interactive mode.

EXAMPLES

       (0) Download database to default directory:

              freshclam

       (1) Download database to current directory:

              freshclam --datadir=.

       (2) Run as a daemon and check 2 times per day for new database:

              freshclam -d -c 2

RETURN CODES

       Some return codes of freshclam  can  be  overwritten  with  a  built-in
       command   EXIT_n   which   can   be   passed   to  --on-*-execute,  eg.
       --on-update-execute=EXIT_1 will force  freshclam  to  always  return  1
       after successful database update.

       0 : Database is up-to-date or successfully updated.

       40: Unknown option passed.

       50: Can't change directory.

       51: Can't check MD5 sum.

       52: Connection (network) problem.

       53: Can't unlink file.

       54: MD5 or digital signature verification error.

       55: Error reading file.

       56: Config file error.

       57: Can't create new file.

       58: Can't read database from remote server.

       59: Mirrors are not fully synchronized (try again later).

       60: Can't get information about '' user from /etc/passwd.

       61: Can't drop privileges.

       62: Can't initialize logger.

FILES

       /etc/clamav/freshclam.conf

CREDITS

       Please check the full documentation for credits.

AUTHOR

       Tomasz Kojm <tkojm@clamav.net>

SEE ALSO

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