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Re: [NSE][patch] Load script-args from a file
From: Daniel Miller <bonsaiviking () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 22:13:21 -0500

Fyodor,

I agree that a separate option would probably be better. My main reason for
choosing the file= syntax was that it made for a very simple, Lua-only,
11-line patch.

Pros:

   - already written
   - simple

Cons:

   - I imagine it would be hard to describe in one line for the short-form
   nmap doc output.
   - inconsistent with other option formats

I, too, would be interested in how many others would use this. I think
admins would like to use it to keep passwords off the command line on
long-running scans, especially the ever-useful smb scripts (psexec, etc).

Dan

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org> wrote:


Thanks Dan.  That does sound like it might be useful.  It would be
interesting to hear other people's take on this (e.g. who here is
likely to use this)?  From a UI perspective, I think it would be
better to add a separate Nmap option (e.g. --script-args-file) rather
than to make the "file" script argument name be magic.  That would be
consistent with the way we offer both --exclude and --excludefile
rather than providing a syntax to --exclude that causes it to load a
file.

Cheers,
Fyodor

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