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BitAbyss

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Command line parameter passing to Avast 4 Home
« on: January 31, 2004, 04:48:03 AM »
Hi, Folks.

As you know, some programs, e.g., Winzip, allow the user to specify a virus scanner to scan archived files, downloaded files, etc. If Avast 4 Home is capable of scanning individual files in this manner, which executable do I specifiy, and are there any switches to be used in addition to the file parameter %1?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. In the meatime, I'm going to RTFM and see what I can find there as well.

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Re:Command line parameter passing to Avast 4 Home
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2004, 05:08:39 AM »
Actually, I think you can do that from within Avast itself through the settings in the standard shield through the file extension sets.

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Re:Command line parameter passing to Avast 4 Home
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004, 05:41:06 AM »
You can use ashQuick.exe to do that. Read WinZIP's manual on how to pass the filename on the command-line.

What ashQuick wants is

ashQuick <filename>


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BitAbyss

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Re:Command line parameter passing to Avast 4 Home
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004, 04:30:05 AM »
Actually, I think you can do that from within Avast itself through the settings in the standard shield through the file extension sets.

Yes, that will perform implicit scanning in real time, which is a good thing. I would still like programs that can to perform explicit scans of files they handle, however.

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Re:Command line parameter passing to Avast 4 Home
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2004, 04:31:12 AM »
You can use ashQuick.exe to do that. Read WinZIP's manual on how to pass the filename on the command-line.

What ashQuick wants is

ashQuick <filename>


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Vlk
Ah, yes. That is what I sought. Thank you for your help, Vlk.