How to scan a TAR file in Node.JS

Virus scanning is a crucial part of the modern world, but it can be really difficult to implement into a complex project. Thus, today’s solution comes from outside. We are going to use a simple API function call to take care of our virus scanning problem.

Let’s begin with a quick installation of our client via NPM install.

npm install cloudmersive-virus-api-client --save

Now scanFile can be called with the following snippet.

var CloudmersiveVirusApiClient = require('cloudmersive-virus-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveVirusApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveVirusApiClient.ScanApi();var inputFile = "/path/to/file"; // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.scanFile(inputFile, callback);

And we are already done. The API will scan our file for us and return any potential threats.

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