RES: McAfee Auto Update

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jul 2 14:53:15 IST 2003

At 14:24 02/07/2003, you wrote:
>Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
> >
> >The update_virus_scanners script bins all the output as not many people
> >want a mail message from cron every hour of every day. It's a fairly simple
> >script, so you can always edit it and remove the redirection to /dev/null
> >if you like.
>The alternate mcafee autoupdate script is silent when it finds out that
>no dat file update is needed, otherwise it produces informative output
>(or an error message). So if you run it from cron you'll only be emailed
>when something interesting happens.

Note that Tony's "alternate" script is now the standard one you get in the
distribution. It was much cleverer than mine, so I dropped my version.
Julian Field
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