Zenmap is a multi-platform graphical Nmap frontend and results
viewer. Zenmap aims to make Nmap easy for beginners to use while
giving experienced Nmap users advanced features. Frequently used
scans can be saved as profiles to make them easy to run repeatedly. A
command creator allows interactive creation of Nmap command lines.
Scan results can be saved and viewed later. Saved scan results can be
compared with one another to see how they differ. The results of
recent scans are stored in a searchable database.
This man page only describes the few Zenmap command-line options and
some critical notes. A much more detailed Zenmap User's Guide is
available at https://nmap.org/book/zenmap.html. Other documentation
and information is available from the Zenmap web page at
-f, --file results file
Open the given results file for viewing. The results file may be
an Nmap XML output file (.xml, as produced by nmap -oX) or a Umit
scan results file (.usr). This option may be given more than
Show a help message and exit.
-n, --nmap Nmap command line
Run the given Nmap command within the Zenmap interface. After -n
or --nmap, every remaining command line argument is read as the
command line to execute. This means that -n or --nmap must be
given last, after any other options. Note that the command line
must include the nmap executable name: zenmap -n nmap -sS target.
-p, --profile profile
Start with the given profile selected. The profile name is just a
string: "Regular scan". If combined with -t, begin a scan with
the given profile against the specified target.
-t, --target target
Start with the given target. If combined with -p, begin a scan
with the given profile against the specified target.
Increase verbosity (of Zenmap, not Nmap). This option may be
given multiple times to get even more verbosity.
Any other arguments are taken to be the names of results files to
Like their authors, Nmap and Zenmap aren’t perfect. But you can help
make them better by sending bug reports or even writing patches. If
Nmap or Zenmap doesn’t behave the way you expect, first upgrade to
the latest version available from https://nmap.org. If the problem
persists, do some research to determine whether it has already been
discovered and addressed. Try Googling the error message or browsing
the nmap-dev archives at http://seclists.org/. Read this full manual
page as well. If nothing comes of this, mail a bug report to
<email@example.com>. Please include everything you have learned about the
problem, as well as what version of Zenmap you are running and what
operating system version it is running on. Problem reports and Zenmap
usage questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org are far more likely to be
answered than those sent to Fyodor directly.
Code patches to fix bugs are even better than bug reports. Basic
instructions for creating patch files with your changes are available
at https://svn.nmap.org/nmap/HACKING. Patches may be sent to nmap-dev
(recommended) or to Fyodor directly.
Zenmap was originally derived from Umit, an Nmap GUI created during
the Google-sponsored Nmap Summer of Code in 2005 and 2006. The
primary author of Umit was Adriano Monteiro Marques. When Umit was
modified and integrated into Nmap in 2007, it was renamed Zenmap.
Fyodor <email@example.com> (http://insecure.org)
Hundreds of people have made valuable contributions to Nmap over the
years. These are detailed in the CHANGELOG file which is distributed
with Nmap and also available from https://nmap.org/changelog.html.
Zenmap is derived from the Umit Nmap frontend, which was started by
Adriano Monteiro Marques as an Nmap/Google Summer of Code project
This page is part of the nmap (a network scanner) project.
Information about the project can be found at ⟨http://nmap.org/⟩. If
you have a bug report for this manual page, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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