Downloading Nmap from the official source code repository

This section describes how to download Nmap's source code from the official subversion repository. By doing so, users can compile the latest version of Nmap and keep up with the daily updates that are committed to the subversion repository.

Getting ready

Before continuing, you need to have a working Internet connection and access to a subversion client. Unix-based platforms come with a command-line client called subversion (svn). To check if its already installed in your system, just open a terminal and type:

$ svn

If it tells you that the command was not found, install svn using your favorite package manager or build it from source code. The instructions for building svn from source code ...

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