Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11 for Linux

Rules for editing application task configuration files

12 December 2023

ID 201432

When editing a configuration file, adhere to the following rules:

  • Specify all mandatory settings in the configuration file. You can specify individual task settings without a file using the command line.
  • If a setting belongs to a certain section, specify it only in this section. You can specify the settings in any order within the one section.
  • Enclose the names of sections in square brackets [ ].
  • Enter the values of settings in the format <setting name>=<setting value> (spaces between the a setting name and its value are not processed).






    Space and tab characters are ignored before the first quotation mark and after the last quotation mark of a string value, and at the beginning and end of a string value that is not enclosed in quotation marks.

  • If you need to specify several values for a setting, repeat the setting the same number of times as the number of values that you want to specify.




  • Be case-sensitive when entering values for the following types of settings:
    • Names (masks) of scanned objects and excluded objects.
    • Names (masks) of threats.

    The remaining setting values are not case-sensitive.

  • Specify Boolean setting values as follows: Yes / No.
  • Use quotation marks to enclose string values containing a space character (for example, names of files and directories and their paths, expressions containing the date and time in the format "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS").

    You can enter the remaining values with or without quotation marks.


    AreaDesc="Scanning of email databases"

    A single quotation mark in the beginning or end of a string is considered an error.

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