Installed F-Prot as av.
Need a crontab so it will auto update.
(What I need is it to update at 00:10am every day.)
man cron & crontab didn't do much for me.
Tried running crontab -e
got a page with a load of _ down left margin,
time to ask some help I figured.
(then I'll try figure how to get it do auto scans, not exactly a batch file)
Automatically updating the virus signature files
To automatically update the virus signature files you can use the
check-updates.pl perl script in conjunction with cron. Cron is a command
scheduler. To schedule check-updates.pl to run periodically, you must
create something called a crontab. Please consult your system manual to
find out how.
The most common command for creating a crontab is 'crontab -e'. Running it
will start an editor. You must fill in the time and date fields appropriately.
The time and date fields are:
field allowed values
day of month 1-31
month 1-2 (or names, see below)
day of week 0-7 (0 or 7 is Sun, or use names)
27 4,16 * * */usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl -cron
With this configuration, you will get e-mails whenever signature files are
updated or when an error occurs. If you only want to receive e-mail only
when an error, occurs, then you want to include the -quiet parameter:
27 4,16 * * */usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl -cron -quiet
Please make sure you run check-updates.pl as root, otherwise it will not
have filesystem permissions to update the virus database. For further
information about check-updates.pl, please consult the check-updates.pl
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