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NAME         top

       zenmap - Graphical Nmap frontend and results viewer

SYNOPSIS         top

       zenmap [options] [results file]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 . 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

       -h, --help
           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.

       -v, --verbose
           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


           Set ZENMAP_DEVELOPMENT to disable automatic crash reporting.

BUGS         top

       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 . 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 . Read this full manual
       page as well. If nothing comes of this, mail a bug report to
       <>. 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 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 . Patches may be sent to nmap-dev
       (recommended) or to Fyodor directly.

HISTORY         top

       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.

AUTHORS         top

       Fyodor <> ( )

       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 .

       Zenmap is derived from the Umit Nmap frontend, which was started by
       Adriano Monteiro Marques as an Nmap/Google Summer of Code project
       (<>, ).

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