NMAP-UPDATE(1)           nmap-update Reference Guide          NMAP-UPDATE(1)

NAME         top

       nmap-update - Updater for Nmap's architecture-independent files

SYNOPSIS         top

       nmap-update [options] [channel]

DESCRIPTION         top

       nmap-update is an updater for Nmap's architecture-independent files.
       It is used to keep up to date with changes and new scripts for the
       Nmap Scripting Engine.

       Updates are distributed in the form of “channels”, which are named
       directories that usually correspond to Nmap version numbers. When
       nmap-update is installed, it will pull from the channel corresponding
       to the version of Nmap it was installed with, until Nmap and
       nmap-update are upgraded as a whole.

       The program works by updating from a remote Subversion repository. To
       supply authentication credentials, create a configuration file:
           The contents of the file should be:

               username = username
               password = password

           Alternatively, you can cache your credentials more securely if
           you have the svn command-line program installed. Run the command
           svn ls, enter your credentials, and
           agree to cache them when asked.


       -d directory
           Install to directory. Normally installation goes to a suitable
           place under your home directory: .nmap/updates/channel on Unix
           and AppData\Roaming\nmap\updates\channel on Windows. This option
           can be used by root to install updates system-wide.

       -h, --help
           Show a help message and exit.

       -r, --repo repository
           Use the given repository and path rather than the default. For
           example, --repo

       --username username
           Authenticate with the given username.

       --password password
           Authenticate with the given password.

       -v, --verbose
           Be more verbose. Show the used channel and repository.

       Any other arguments are taken to be the names of channels to load
       from. The channels are tried in order until one is successful.

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nmap-update                      12/21/2016                   NMAP-UPDATE(1)