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Clamd client(1)                 Clam AntiVirus                 Clamd client(1)


       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  replace-
       ment.  It  accepts  all the options implemented in clamscan but most of
       them will be ignored because its  scanning  abilities  only  depend  on


       -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 configura-
              tion  and  other  options.   Can  be combined with --fdpass (see

              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)

ClamAV 0.95.3                  February 12, 2009               Clamd client(1)

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