Manually truncate a file

If a threat is detected in a file, and the file is irreparable and no longer needed, you can manually truncate the file.

About this task

This procedure is available only through the command-line interface (CLI).


  1. Open a secure shell (SSH) connection to any node in the cluster and log in.
  2. Run the rm command on a file.
    The following command truncates the /ifs/data/virus_file file:
    rm /ifs/data/virus_file