Where does OS X store ClamXav files?

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  1. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

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    Spent a frustrating half-hour looking for them. Not in Application Support. Didn't see them in the System files (unlikely to be there, anyway) and in any case it's not a good idea to mess with System files in OS X.

    Google didn't help.

    They've got to be in User/Library somewhere but damned if I can find them and neither can Spotlight.

    Does anyone know where they are?

    It's not that I want to uninstall Clam but I do need to delete one file.
     
  2. iceni60

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    i think macs keep all the files in one directory like a standalone app so you could try running this from the terminal-
    Code:
    which clamxav
    change clamxav to whatever runs clam from the terminal.

    you can use the find command too, like this -
    Code:
    find / | grep clam
    change / for somewhere else if you think you have an idea which directory it should be in i.e. /applications.

    actually, run locate first, locate is far faster (if macs have it?)
    locate clam
    or
    locate clamconf
    or locate any of these which calm uses on linux -
    clamscan, clamdscan, clamav-config

    you can try having clam running and run this too -
    Code:
    ps -aux |grep clam
    i'm not sure how sensible any of those ideas are for finding stuff on a mac, it should help if all files are in the same directory.

    EDIT: it's worth getting a book on the shell macs use, i think bsd systems normally run a C type shell, i think you can check which you use by running this -
    Code:
    echo $SHELL
    i looked it up and this will tell you -
    Code:
    ps | grep `echo $$` | awk '{ print $4 }' 
    that helps make my point, i've never bothered reading a book on shells, if i had i probably would have known that last command lol
     
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  3. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

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    TY Iceni, I found it. It wasn't updating properly.
     
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