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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  replaceā€
       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 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:

	      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 0.96		       February 12, 2009	       Clamd client(1)

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