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 https://svn.nmap.org/updates, enter your credentials, and
agree to cache them when asked.
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.
Show a help message and exit.
-r, --repo repository
Use the given repository and path rather than the default. For
example, --repo https://svn.example.com/updates.
Authenticate with the given username.
Authenticate with the given password.
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.
This page is part of the nmap (a network scanner) project.
Information about the project can be found at ⟨http://nmap.org/⟩. If
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