In reply to the subject header, no, the file(1) utility does not "report
viruses", and it did not do so in this case. What actually happened
/tmp/a.mm: fsav (linux) virus (29545-120)
It's saying it thinks that "a.mm" is a file from the F-Secure AntiVirus
(FSAV) for Linux package. file() may or may not be correct in that
guess, but you're overinterpreting its report, in any event.
John A. Kinsella wrote:
> A student brought me a short text file on a floppy (dos format).
>> Mounted floppy, & printed file
> get blank sheet!
This is a separate problem: You might want to look at the contents of
the file in a binary editor such as "beav".`
Cheers, Right to keep and bear
Rick Moen Haiku shall not be abridged
rick at linuxmafia.com Or denied. So there.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!