Update the Plugins Only

Required User Role: User with administrator privileges

To see and copy the full command for your specific operating system, see the Command Quick Reference.


If you want to update plugins, you can override your update settings by using nessuscli update with the --plugins-only option:

# nessuscli update --plugins-only

The following is example output for Linux:

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli update --plugins-only


----- Fetching the newest updates from nessus.org -----


Nessus Plugins: Complete


* Nessus Plugins are now up-to-date and the changes will be automatically processed by Nessus.

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