[Nikto-discuss] -f cancels report exporting

Sullo csullo at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 21:34:59 CST 2011

This is now fixed, and I'm closing ticket #207. -findonly is still an
alias to the proper Plugins flags, with reporting enabled. The output
tweaks to emulate the old output have been updated to match the new
findonly alias.

As far as I can tell, this now looks exactly like it did in versions
2.1.3 and below... if not please let me know.


On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM, lewis francis <lewis at lewisfrancis.com> wrote:
> Bah, I had my subscription set to digest. Thanks much, that will work nicely
> as a -f replacement for MacNikto/Nikto 2.1.4. Now, if only I can figure out
> how to get Xcode up and running again.
> 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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