Projects / SAVget


SAVget is a Bash script which is a clone of the Windows SGET utility released by Sophos AntiVirus. In addition to emulating most of SGET's features (automatic retrieval of registered products and virus IDE files for example), it can also be integrated with email clients such as Mutt to automatically retrieve new virus definitions as they are announced.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Nov 2003 06:07

    Release Notes: A bug that prevented retrieval of packages related to current Sophos releases (such as all IDEs for version 3.75A) was fixed.

    •  12 Apr 2002 04:43

      Release Notes: The ability to purge IDE files older than a configurable number of days was added to the program in this release.

      •  15 Mar 2002 05:46

        Release Notes: An option to restart the Sophie daemon was added in this release.

        •  15 Jan 2002 10:39

          Release Notes: An infinite loop when downloading a single registered product and a security issue that arose when the script wrote to a file in /tmp were fixed.

          •  13 Jan 2002 10:28

            Release Notes: A configuration and command line options to log actions to syslog, a config option for 'quiet' operation, and a HINTS file were added. A bug that caused output to not be properly generated upon the successful download of files was fixed.

            Recent comments

            22 Apr 2002 14:55 kylus

            For anyone trying to download my software, it appears the mirror site has now gone down without warning. I seem to be 'lucky' with my shell accounts. I am working on finding (yet) another site to host my pages, and I apologize for the lack of connectivity to my program.
            Thanks for your patience.

            15 Apr 2002 16:15 kylus

            Re: is the software mirrored anywhere else?

            > can't be resolved to an IP
            > address so I can't reach the server.

            My apologies for the access problems. It seems that went down sometime early Saturday for a hardware upgrade after very little (if any) notification. Since I get email through that system, I've been in limbo for the entire weekend. I've provided a SAVget mirror for everyone interested to use. Sorry about that!

            15 Apr 2002 02:04 kenyap

            is the software mirrored anywhere else?
   can't be resolved to an IP address so I can't reach the server.


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