Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 621045
Some nmap options missing in "nmap --help" output
Last modified: 2011-10-05 03:26:13 EDT
Description of problem:
options listed in manpage but missing in "nmap --help" output:
last line of the help output is:
> SEE THE MAN PAGE (http://nmap.org/book/man.html) FOR MORE OPTIONS AND EXAMPLES
it states there are more options than just those written by nmap --help, so why do you consider this as a bug?
Yep, that's true. Anyway, I think at least -PR, -sR options should be listed since other -P -s variants are present. That's just my opinion, not an order.
This issue was proposed for RHEL 6.1 FasTrack but did not get resolved in time.
It has been moved to RHEL 6.2 FasTrack.
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Prior to this update, the output of the "nmap -h" (or "nmap --help") command did not describe all the available nmap options that begin with the "-s" or "-P" prefix. As a result, a user could have been unable to research what options can be used to perform specific tasks with nmap. With this update, the bug has been fixed so that the output of "nmap -h" now describes all the aforementioned nmap options that were previously missing from the output.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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