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freshclam(1)			Clam AntiVirus			  freshclam(1)

       freshclam - update virus databases

       freshclam [options]

       freshclam is a virus database update tool for ClamAV.

       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  addi
	      tional information.

	      Be quiet - output only error messages.

	      Write all messages to stdout.

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

	      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 daemons pid to FILE.

	      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.

	      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 sys
	      tems. If binding fails for whatever reason, a warning is	issued
	      and freshclam behaves like without this flag.

	      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 some
	      thing is going wrong.

	      Execute COMMAND after successful update.

	      Execute COMMAND when freshclam reports outdated version.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

	      Pring mirror details from mirrors.dat (cache file for the mirror

       (0) Download database to default directory:


       (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

       0 : Database successfully updated.

       1 : Database is up-to-date.

       40: Unknown option passed.

       50: Cant change directory.

       51: Cant check MD5 sum.

       52: Connection (network) problem.

       53: Cant unlink file.

       54: MD5 or digital signature verification error.

       55: Error reading file.

       56: Config file error.

       57: Cant create new file.

       58: Cant read database from remote server.

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

       60: Cant get information about  user from /etc/passwd.

       61: Cant drop privileges.

       62: Cant initialize logger.


       Please check the full documentation for credits.

       Tomasz Kojm 

       clamd(8), clamdscan(1), clamscan(1), sigtool(1), clamd.conf(5), clamav-

ClamAV 0.92.1		       February 12, 2007		  freshclam(1)

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