savacli is a command-line client for Avira's anti-virus engine SAVAPI.
It interfaces with SAVAPI via TCP or UNIX domain socket and instructs SAVAPI to scan files and directories for malware. When SAVAPI has finished savacli reports the scan result.
savacli is licensed GPLv3.
Download the sources. savacli depends on Python's argparse package. On RedHat 6.5 (and CentOS) you will need to install it manually:
# pip install argparse
As of version 0.3, you will also need the "future" package, which makes savacli Python2/3 compatible:
# pip install future
Copy savacli.conf to /etc/savapi/savacli.conf and note the location of the logfile in savacli.conf.
Unless you run savacli as root create the logfile and set permissions to let the user, who runs savacli, write to the file.