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Signal Response for clamscan

Our company had a need for the Summary to be output, then scan to end (using clamscan) if a particular signal was sent to the clamscan process. I downloaded the source and made the modification so if a USR1 signal is sent clamscan will end with the following output.

The use case here is we have written a wrapper for clamscan which will send the output to a SQL database, then is parsed on a daily basis to generate reports and send out notifications. We have a window of time for the scans to run, when the window ends a USR1 signal will be sent to kill the job. Before adding the modified signal handling, clamscan would exit without providing the Summary.

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 4302847
Engine version: 0.99.1
Scanned directories: 2
Scanned files: 80
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 6.55 MB
Data read: 6.82 MB (ratio 0.96:1)
Scan was terminated before completion due to window breach.

My question is, would it be at all possible to request that this feature be added to future releases?
If so, is there a particular email address or contact to make the request?


Daniel Foley

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