autoupdate.f-prot working

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Jul 14 13:22:48 IST 2002

At 19:23 13/07/2002, you wrote:
>Well, whatever was wrong with the F-Prot autoupdate script and their
>website is now fixed.

They had the string "DEF" inside one of the file checksums, so their "grep"
was pulling out a line it shouldn't have. I have fixed my "autoupdate"
script (which does all the proper file locking as well) and attached it to
a posting you will see in a minute.

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 13:00:04 -0400
>From: Cron Daemon <root at>
>To: root at
>Subject: Cron <root at tiger> /home/gerry/autoupdate.f-prot
>FTP address for retrieving files is
>F-Prot signature file update script
>There is a new version of SIGN.DEF, starting download.
>Download completed.
>Updated SIGN.DEF.
>There is a new version of SIGN2.DEF, starting download.
>Updated SIGN2.DEF.
>File MACRO.DEF is already up to date.
>Update completed.

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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