[clamav-users] Using a file to list exclusions for on-demand search?

Paul B. pbpublic at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 20:46:56 UTC 2018


Thanks, Micah. I just tried to set up clamdscan, but not having much
luck with it. Will look at clamav again.

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 2:03 PM, Micah Snyder (micasnyd)
<micasnyd at cisco.com> wrote:
> Presently, the only way to do exclusions is through the options for clamd in clamd.conf.  We have a ticket for a feature request to add a --exclude option to clamscan, but we unfortunately don’t have the time to address it anywhere in the near future.
>
>
> Micah Snyder
> Software Engineer
> Talos
> Cisco Systems, Inc.
>
>
>
> On Jan 4, 2018, at 1:37 PM, Paul B. <pbpublic at gmail.com<mailto:pbpublic at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I just installed ClamAv on a desktop Linux machine. I would like to
> set it up using aliases in the bashrc file, so I can do various kinds
> of file and directory scans from the command line. Rather than an
> unwieldy string of exclusions in the alias' command line, I would like
> to have a file that lists exclusions, which Clam would reference. I've
> seen mention of this ability, but not enough info to get me started. I
> do not have the daemon installed, just ClamAv, and FreshClam for
> updates.
>
> Thanks for any insight.
> paul
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