[Nikto-discuss] -f cancels report exporting

Sullo csullo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 09:55:15 CST 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM, lewis francis <lewis at lewisfrancis.com> wrote:
> Hey all, congrats on getting 2.1.4 out the door.
> I see in the docs that -f has been deprecated and its usage now disables all plugins, which are necessary for report exporting. Sadly, this slightly breaks MacNikto, which assumes that a combination of -0 and -f will result in an exported report.
> I alway thought -f was a handy feature to have, and can certainly work around the fact that -f scans can no longer be exported, but was curious as to  the thinking behind the deprecation of this feature? Also, may I assume that  future version of Nikto will no longer support -f at all? Might make sense for me to drop findonly support entirely rather than work around the current behavior if so.

Right now -f is just an alias to the "proper" -Plugins options, and I
don't see any real reason to complete remove the -f flag (at least at
the moment). Previously, -findonly was its own bit of code which was
just annoying.

In any case, the emulation of -f via -P didn't intentionally or
unintentionally break reporting. Using the -Plugins flags like this...
  -Plugins 'report_csv;report_html;report_text;report_xml;report_nbe;report_msf'

It will create the output file. I need to make some additional tweaks
to get the output too look the same as it currently does (since it
only looks for plugins @@NONE), but this shouldn't be too hard. I'll
add a ticket and get this fixed for 2.1.5. In the meantime, can
MacNikto use the string above to get the output (even though it looks
a bit different)?


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