Managing your Linux Agent using the command line tool (sav)

(For 14.3 RU2 and later)
The Linux Agent command line tool lets you control and check on your Linux client.
To manage your Linux Agent using the command line tool
  1. On a Linux client computer, navigate to the following location:
    /opt/Symantec/sdcssagent/AMD/tools
  2. Run the sav command as follows:
    ./sav [options] command
Options for sav
Option
Description
Applies to
-q
Quiet
As of 14.3 RU2
-h
Displays available options and commands for sav.
As of 14.3 RU2
Commands for sav
Option
Description
Applies to
autoprotect -e
Enables Auto-Protect.
To check the Auto-Protect status, run the following command:
[[email protected] tools]# cat /proc/sisap/status | grep -i MODE
The reply can be one of the following:
  • mode=ENA
    (if enabled)
  • mode=DIS
    (if disabled)
As of 14.3 RU2
autoprotect -d
Disables Auto-Protect.
As of 14.3 RU2
info -d
Shows the version and date of the current virus and security risk definitions in use on the device.
As of 14.3 RU3
info -e
Shows the version of the scan engine in use on the device.
As of 14.3 RU3
info -p
Shows the Symantec Agent version in use on the device.
As of 14.3 RU3
info -a
Shows the status of Auto-Protect on the device.
As of 14.3 RU3
liveupdate -u
Runs LiveUpdate immediately.
As of 14.3 RU3
manage -i <file>
Imports the
sylink.xml
file to the specified location.
As of 14.3 RU2
manualscan -s <file list>
Starts a manual scan.
<file list> specifies the file and directory list to scan.
To specify this list, type a list of files and directories separated by line feeds and ending with an end of file signal, such as CTRL-D. If a directory is specified, all subdirectories are also scanned. Wildcard characters are supported.
By default, the maximum number of items that can be added to a manual scan that is started from the command line interface is 100. You can use
symcfg
to change the DWORD value of VirusProtect6MaxInput to increase this limit. To remove the limit entirely, set the value of VirusProtect6MaxInput to 0.
If you specify a hyphen (-) instead of a list of files and directories, then the list of path names is read from the standard input. You can use commands that produce a list of files or path names separated by line feeds. Submitting a very long list of items to this command can negatively affect performance. Symantec recommends that you limit lists to a maximum of a few thousand items.
As of 14.3 RU3
manualscan -t
Stops a manual scan that is in progress.
As of 14.3 RU3