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zenmap (1)


zenmap - Graphical Nmap frontend and results viewer


zenmap [options] [results file]


ZENMAP(1)                   Zenmap Reference Guide                   ZENMAP(1)

       zenmap - Graphical Nmap frontend and results viewer

       zenmap [options] [results file]

       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 once.

       -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 open.

           Set ZENMAP_DEVELOPMENT to disable automatic crash reporting.

       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
       <dev@nmap.org>. 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 dev@nmap.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 <fyodor@nmap.org> (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
       (<py.adriano@gmail.com>, http://www.umitproject.org).

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | diagnostic/nmap/zenmap |
       |Stability      | Obsolete volatile      |

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from  https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.80.tgz.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://nmap.org/.

Zenmap                            03/15/2018                         ZENMAP(1)