Hm very odd.  Good to hear it's back to normal!

Micah Snyder
ClamAV Development
Cisco Systems, Inc.

On Jul 20, 2018, at 6:20 AM, John Horne <> wrote:

On Thu, 2018-07-19 at 19:41 +0000, Micah Snyder (micasnyd) wrote:
Sorry about a lack of response over here.  the LogClean option definitely
logs files as "OK" in the log file (e.g. /tmp/clamd.log) for me.  Perhaps you
have multiple copies of clamd.conf, or.... Yeah I dunno.

Thanks for the reply.

I found yesterday that if I removed the syslog setting, so the clamd.conf file
was back to just having 'LogCLean' added to it, then clamd still logged clean
files (which it should do of course). I tested this by scanning via an app and
from the command-line, and it all worked okay. So I'm not sure what happened.
It almost seemed as if clamd didn't re-read the config file initially, but once
I had added (and later removed) the syslog setting, then it did re-read it. Not
really likely, but that was what it seemed like. (And yes, I did restart the
clamd process each time.)

Anyway, I retested the 'LogClean' this morning on two servers and using two
different apps, and it is all working fine. Clean files were logged as OK.


On Jul 19, 2018, at 11:31 AM, John Horne <> wrote:

On Thu, 2018-07-19 at 10:38 +0000, John Horne wrote:

Has anyone got the 'LogClean' configuration option working? I have
enabled it in our config file, but scanning files and directories still
only logs found viruses.

I have found that by setting the 'LogSyslog' option to true, then clean
files are logged as 'OK' in both the clamd log file and in syslog.

I've grabbed a copy of the source to see if there is anything obvious as to
why just using LogClean doesn't log clean files to the log file.


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