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 http://nmap.org/book/zenmap.php. 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.
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 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 http://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
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 http://nmap.org/changelog.php.
Zenmap is derived from the Umit Nmap frontend, which was started by
Adriano Monteiro Marques as an Nmap/Google Summer of Code project