Nmap Verbose, Debug, and Miscellaneous Flags

Learn to extract more information during scans.

Nmap is usually quiet when it performs a scan, so we don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes. This can become annoying when running a detailed scan and the connection drops halfway. Let’s see how to get more information from Nmap when performing a scan.

Verbose mode

Nmap provides the verbose flag -v to help us know what Nmap is doing during a scan. We can find the scan initiated, ports discovered, and other information at every step of the scan. Let’s run our default scan with the verbose mode.

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