|How can I set F-PROT Antivirus up to automatically update the virus signature files?|
The most common command for creating a crontab is 'crontab -e'. Running it will start an editor. You must fill in the time and date fields appropriately.
The time and date fields are:Example:
field allowed values minute 0-59 hour 0-23 day of month 1-31 month 1-2 (or names, see below) day of week 0-7 (0 and 7 are denote Sunday, you may also use names)
27 4,16 * * * /usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl -cronWith this configuration, you will receive an e-mail whenever signature files are updated or when an error occurs. If you would like to receive e-mail only when an error occurs, then you need to include the -quiet parameter:
27 4,16 * * * /usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl -cron -quietPlease make sure you run check-updates.pl as root, otherwise it will not have filesystem permissions to update the virus database.
For further information, see F-PROT Antivirus Updater manual page.