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  1. Current Commercial Versions
  2. File Naming Convention
  3. What's all this "Current" stuff?

Current Commercial Versions

Below are the files you will get if you try to update right now.

If the last file you received electronically wasn't called one of the names below, UPDATE!!!

For e-mail notification of new releases, patches, etc. join our list server.

In an effort to let our customers select download preferences, there are usually eight files offered for each platform. Four of the files contain various versions of the same complete release; the other files provide updates of only the files that have changed. Update files may consist of one or more files to download per platform. This is done to keep the size of the file under 1 MB. So, if an update requires two files you will need to download both to have the entire update.

How to Decide
Choose the COMPLETE VERSION if you have never installed Command AntiVirus or if your version is more than one release behind the current offering. Choose the UPDATE version(s) if you are updating the last release only.

Self-extracting or Self-installing EXE?
After you have decided between COMPLETE and UPDATE, select the file format. Choose between a self-extracting format and a self-installing format. When you run the self-extracting file it automatically extracts the compressed files. The self-installing file automatically extracts the compressed files and then begins the installation procedure; this file can be identified by the "I" in its name. For example, "9X01ICE1.EXE"

Product Version Date File Size File Name
DOS 4.71.0 09/04/02 1,852,242 ds29ece1.exe
Windows 3.x 4.70.0 08/07/02 4,896,431 3x27ece1.exe
Windows 32 Bit Platforms 4.74.1 10/23/02 8,008,901 322aece2.exe
NetWare 4.80 11/14/02 3,648,117 nw2bece1.exe
OS/2 4.71.0 07/22/02 1,765,535 os27ece1.exe
Linux 4.74.1 12/04/02 434,542 csav-4.74.1-shared.i386.rpm
Solaris Sparc 4.70.0 08/27/02 1,218,560 CSSIcsav-4.70.0-sparc.pkg
Solaris Intel 4.70.0 08/27/02 794,112 CSSIcsav-4.70.0-i386.pkg
Microsoft Exchange (2K) 3.12 11/27/02 7,959,696 E22BECE2.exe
Microsoft Exchange (MAPI) 2.37 11/30/01 6,584,104 EM10ECE1.exe
Microsoft Exchange (AVAPI) 2.48 11/30/01 6,561,958 EA10ECE1.exe

File Naming Convention

NEW: Product file names will be made up of 7 sections:

The filename will look like this: ""


1. PD = 2 character Platform Description

Note: The platforms designated with an * become effective with the v4.70 release.

Dos ds
*Windows 32 Bit Platforms (9X/ME/XP, NT, 2000) 32
Windows 3x 3x
Windows 9x/ME 9x
NT Workstation 4.0 SP4 (or higher) nt
NT Server 4.0 SP4 (or higher) ns
2000 Professional 2k
2000 Server 2s
Microsoft XP xp
Novell Netware nw
Exchange (MAPI) em
Exchange (Microsoft API) ea
Exchange (2000) e2
Lotus 4 l4
Lotus 5 l5
Gordano gd
OS/2 os
CSSCentral cc
*COMMANDCentral cm
COD Biz Dev Version c1
COD Commercial Version c2
COD Version c3
Plugin for WEBsweeper 4.0 wb
Plugin for MAILsweeper 4.2 m3
Plugin for MAILsweeper 4.1 m2
Plugin for MAILsweeper 4.0 m1
Plugin for MIMEsweeper 3.2 mm
Interceptor for GWAVA ig
Outlook Scanner sc
Multiplatform (used for multiple platform builds) mp

2. y = 1 digit Year designation

2001 1
2002 2
2003 3

3. m = 1 digit Month designation

January 1
February 2
March 3
...September 9
October a
November b
December c

4. M = Method of Compression/Deployment

Self-Extracting e
Self-Installing i
Single Folder s
Package p

5. R = Release Type

Patch or Component p
Commercial c
Beta b
EVAL/Test Drive e
Update u

6. L = Language

English e
Spanish s
French f
German g
Portuguese p
Swedish w
Mandarin m

7. # = Number of same Platform Builds in a Month

First Build 1
Second Build 2
.. through 9th Build 9
10th Build a
11th Build b
.. through 15th Build f

One "hexadecimal" character designating the number of same platform builds in a month in sequential order. (1 being the first build created that month (skip zero). It is not expected to have more than "F" builds for a single platform in any given month. F hexadecimal is equivalent to 15 decimal.)

For example NT12ECEB.exe would translate to NT Workstation, February 2001 build, self extracting, commercial, English build, the 11th build created in the month. The builds will be archived periodically. The archive will designate the year of the build.

7. .xxx = Filename Extension. Most builds are self-extracting or self-installing files, which are designated as ".exe". Zip files have the extension ".zip".

Definition Files

Definition files are becoming more and more platform specific. Definition files should be named as follows for the following platforms:

  • defmsp.exe - Windows 2000 definition files
  • defcod.exe - Command on Demand (COD) definition files (all the latest COD deffiles, rebuilt each time one or more deffile changes)
  • - COD equivalent of macros.def (single update)
  • - COD equivalent of sign.def (single update)
  • - COD equivalent of sign2.def (single update)
  • - will always accompany the above deffiles, whether one or more change
  • deffiles. exe - Windows (except 2000), OS/2, and DOS platforms

    OLD: Here is how the files found on the BBS-FTP-Web are named:

    • Product: Could be...
      F95 (Win 95)
      FSV (NT Server)
      FWK (NT Workstation)
      FOS (OS/2)
      FPN (NetWare)
      F31 (Win 3.1x)
      FDS (DOS)
    • Version: the last two digits of the version #...
      26 = version 2.26
      27 = version 2.27
    • Type: Who can get this file?
      c = commercial
      b = beta
      e = eval
    • Release: signifies any patches or changes
      numbered 0-9
      this number changes whenever the file is modified by Command Software
    • Format: how do you want the file?
      .ZIP - compressed file; requires PKUNZIP or similar decompression mechanism
      .EXE - self-extracting compressed file
      x...EXE - self-executing (double-click to expand it, and it will install itself)

    What's all this "Current" stuff?

    In each commercial product directory on the FTP is a set of files called "current". This file is exactly the same as the one with the more complicated names described above. We just added the generic "current" designation to avoid too much confusion and wondering about the naming convention. The file will have the two character platform description as described above along with the "current" designation. You can be assured that when you grab a file called "current", it is the latest and greatest available! This "current" version is an ADDITION to the conventional naming scheme, not a replacement for it.

    Here is an example of the "current" designation in use:

    • 9Xcurrent.exe (self-extracting complete version)

    Administrators: Another reason you might want to use the "current" designation is to set up robots to get files automatically for you from the ftp site. Since the name never changes, you could subscribe to the list server, and send out your robot to get the file whenever the list server notifies you that a new version or update has arrived.

    Questions? Contact Technical Support.

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