[clamav-users] FreshClam problem ... MailScanner setup

G.W. Haywood clamav at jubileegroup.co.uk
Thu Oct 30 12:33:43 EDT 2014

Hi there,

On Thu, 30 Oct 2014, Mark Meelhuysen wrote:

> It seems like something is putting #015 in front of it.

That would be you. :)

If you type

man ascii

you will see that octal 015 is the ASCII code for the character we
know as "Carriage Return".

My guess is that you're using an editor which is putting Carriage
Return characters in places where they shouldn't go, and that you
have probably broken many of the configuration files which you've
been editing as a result.

Unix-derived systems don't use Carriage Return characters at the end
of lines of text, they use 'newline' or what you might call "Line
Feed" if you're using a KSR33 with the obligatory ear defenders.

Sometimes systems will cope, by just ignoring the excess Carriage
Return, but on occasion it will break things.  Looks to me like you
have characters in places where they have no business being in any
system.  Take a tip from an old (very old) hand - when you edit a
configuration file, make very sure you keep an *unaltered* copy of the
original one.  It appears that you have been unable to return the
configuration file (whatever it was) to its original state because the
outputs are different in lines 1 and 3 of your quoted output.

Oh - and it's a very bad idea to put things like pipe characters in
places like subject lines.



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