symcfg is a command-line tool that provides client applications with access to a computer-specific, local configuration database that is used to store configuration data for Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition. Configuration settings are stored in a data file in binary format, not as text. The symcfg tool can be used to display, create, remove, and change the value of data stored in this database.
You must have superuser privileges to use symcfg.
You may need to enclose key names in single quotes to prevent the backslash in key names from being interpreted as an escape character by the shell.
By default, symcfg is located in /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus.
symcfg -q|--quiet commandparameter(s)
Display only the information that is requested; suppresses other information such as status and error messages. This option can be used with any other command and its parameters.
symcfg -r|--recursive commandparameter(s)
Apply the command that follows recursively. This option can be used with any other command and its parameters.
Displays help information.
symcfg add -k|--key key
Mandatory. The name of the key that you want to add or overwrite. If no corresponding value is given, only the key is created.
symcfg add -k -v|--value value
The name of the key's value that you want to add or overwrite, which can be any string used as a registry entry.
symcfg add -k -d|--data data
The data that you want to store for the key's value/data pair, which can be any valid value for the corresponding data type.
symcfg add -k -t|--type type
One of the following constants for the key, representing the data type: reg_sz (string), reg_dword (32-bit unsigned integer), reg_binary (arbitrary binary data)
symcfg delete -k|--key key
Mandatory. The name of the key that you want to delete. If no corresponding value is given, the key and all of its values are deleted. If there are subkeys present and you do not delete them first, the delete fails.
symcfg delete -k -v|--value value
The name of the value that you want to remove.
symcfg list -k|--key key
Mandatory. The name of the key that you want to list. To list all keys from the root node, use an asterisk (*) instead of a key name. If used without the --value option, all subkeys and values for this key are listed.
You must escape an asterisk or put it in quotes to prevent it from being expanded by the shell.
symcfg list -k -v|--value value
The name of the value that you want to list. The value is displayed as the following:
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