Metasploit Framework Console


msfconsole [options]

Module options

--defer-module-loads Defer module loading unless ex‐ plicitly asked. -m, --module-path DIRECTORY An additional module path

Console options:

-a, --ask Ask before exiting Metasploit or accept 'exit -y' -d, --defanged Execute the console as defanged -L, --real-readline Use the system Readline library instead of RbReadline -o, --output FILE Output to the specified file -p, --plugin PLUGIN Load a plugin on startup -q, --quiet Do not print the banner on start up -r, --resource FILE Execute the specified resource file (- for stdin) -x, --execute-command COMMAND Execute the specified string as console commands (use ; for multiples) -h, --help Show help message


Msfconsole is probably the most popular interface to the MSF. It pro‐ vides an "all-in-one" centralized console and allows you efficient ac‐ cess to virtually all of the options available in the Metasploit Frame‐ work. Msfconsole may seem intimidating at first, but once you learn the syntax of the commands you will learn to appreciate the power of uti‐ lizing this interface.

Common options

-E, --environment ENVIRONMENT The Rails environment. Will use RAIL_ENV environment variable if that is set. Defaults to production if neither option not RAILS_ENV envi‐ ronment variable is set.

Database options

-M, --migration-path DIRECTORY Specify a directory containing ad‐ ditional DB migrations -n, --no-database Disable database support -y, --yaml PATH Specify a YAML file containing database settings

Framework options

-c FILE Load the specified configuration file -v, --version Show version


msfconsole -q -x "use auxiliary/scanner/telnet/telnet_login; set USER‐ NAME msfadmin; set PASSWORD msfadmin; set RHOSTS metasploitable; run; exit -y"


Creator HD Moore - @hdmoore / Man Page Author: Kali Linux™ File man page bug reports at Top Contributors, Joshua J. Drake, Wei Chen, James Lee, Mario Ceballos, Steve Tornio, David D. Rude II, Ramon Valle, Nathan Keltner, Tod Beardsley, Patrick Webster, Chris Gates, Jonathan Cran, Efrain Torres, Carlos Perez, Stephen Fewer, Alexandre Maloteaux, Chao Mu, Juan Vazquez, Brandon Perry, David Maloney


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msfcli(1) - deprecated - msfvenom(1) msfpayload(1) - deprecated - msfencode(1) - deprecated -

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