nmap-update1nmap-updatenmap-update Reference Guidenmap-updateUpdater for Nmap's architecture-independent filesnmap-updateoptionschannelDescription
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
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:
on non-Windows systems, orC:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\nmap\nmap-config.conf
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
on Unix and
on Windows. This option can be used by root to install updates
Show a help message and exit.repositoryUse the given repository and path rather than the default.
For example, .usernameAuthenticate with the given username.passwordAuthenticate 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.