Help Commands

Required User Role: User with administrator privileges

You can get help to see available commands on the nessuscli tool, as well as get help for a specific command.

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

Usage

To get help for the nessuscli tool, use the following command:

# nessuscli help

The help output may vary, depending on your Nessus license.

The following is example output for Nessus Manager help:

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>

Help for a specific command

To get help for the usage of a specific command, use the following command :

# nessuscli <cmd> help

For example, to get help for the usage of the bug-report-generator command, type:

# 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

Command Quick Reference

For the full command for your operating system, see the following: