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Help Commands

To display the command line usage for nessuscli, type the following:

Windows 32-bit:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus\nessuscli help

Windows 64-bit:

C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessuscli help

Mac OS X:

# /Library/Nessus/run/sbin/nessuscli help

Unix (modify path for your installation):

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli help

This will return the help output. The help output may vary, depending on the Nessus license. For example, the output for Nessus Manager will display as follows:

Usage: nessuscli command [options]

Usage: nessuscli command help


Bug Reporting Commands:

- bug-report-generator

- bug-report-generator --quiet [--full] [--scrub]


User Commands:

- rmuser [username]

- chpasswd [username]

- adduser [username]

- lsuser


Manager Commands:

- manager download-core

- manager generate-plugins


Fetch Commands:

- fetch --register <serial>

- fetch --register-offline [<file.rc>]

- fetch --check

- fetch --code-in-use

- fetch --challenge

- fetch --security-center


Fix Commands:

- fix [--secure] --list

- fix [--secure] --set <name=value>

- fix [--secure] --get <name>

- fix [--secure] --delete <name>

- fix --list-interfaces

- fix --reset


Certificate Commands:

- mkcert-client

- mkcert [-q]


Software Update Commands:

- update

- update --all

- update --plugins-only

- update <plugin archive>

If you want to see help for a specific command, the syntax is:

# nessuscli <cmd> help

An example of this help usage is:

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli bug-report-generator help


Usage: nessuscli bug-report-generator

Usage: nessuscli bug-report-generator --quiet [--full] [--scrub]


Generate an archive of system diagnostics.

Running without arguments will prompt for values.

--quiet: run the bug report generator without prompting user for feedback

--scrub: when in quiet mode, bug report generator will sanitize the last two octets of the IPv4 address

--full: when in quiet mode, bug report generator will collect extra data

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