Managing updates in command line
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Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Mac


Managing updates in command line

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 4679

Applies to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.0 for Mac

You can manage the Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.0 for Mac database update task in command line. The update task command syntax:

kav update <update_source> -app=<on|off> <report_settings> <additional_settings>


<update_source> - HTTP / FTP server or a local / network folder for downloading updates. Without a path, the update source will be selected according to the application update service settings.

-app=<on|off> – enable / disable application module updates.

<report_settings> – defines the scan results report format. It can be an an absolute or a relative path. Without a value, the scan results are displayed and contain all events. The following values can be used:

-r:<report_file> – register important events only;
-ra:<report_file> – register all events.

<additional_settings> – defines the usage of the configuration file.

-c:<configuration_file_name> – defines the configuration file (containing application update settings) path. It can be an an absolute or a relative path. Without a value, the settings will be taken from the application graphical interface.


The following command will update the application modules/databases from the server and generate a full report file named report.txt:

kav update -app=on -ra:report.txt

The following command rolls back the databases to the previous version:

kav rollback [<report_settings>]

WarningYou need superuser rights to execute the command

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