• Diniz Martins

WSL | NMAP not work!

Ever since the release of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, a years long unfulfilled hope of using Nmap in this environment still lingers. You can install Nmap (sudo apt-install nmap) in Bash but when you attempt to run it you’ll be met with a slew of errors. The way that the shell interacts with the system just simply isn’t quite right yet, even after a couple of years of developments on this feature, it still can’t run Nmap.

This is the error that appears when running Nmap in WSL:

But now you can "fix it" typing this command on WSL:

Stay tuned on the path of your Windows file.

Now you can type NMAP commands without any problem:


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