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A free and open source command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for security testing

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_ ("Hacker Shell") is a shell (command interpreter) written in Python with Pythonect-like syntax, builtin security commands, and out of the box wrappers for various security tools.

Hello, world

Here is the canonical "Hello, world" example program in Hackersh::

"http://localhost" -> url -> nmap -> w3af

Wait, what? This is a a compacted but 100% complete implementation of a black-box web application vulnerability scanner


There are a few ways to install Hackersh.

  1. You can install directly from PyPI_ using

    or pip_::
    easy_install hackersh


    pip install hackersh
  1. You can clone the git repository somewhere in your system::

    git clone git://

Then you should do following steps::

    cd hackersh
    python install

Alternatively, if you use pip_, you can install directly from the git repository::

    pip install \
        git+git://[email protected]#egg=Hackersh \

For any of the above methods, if you want to do a system-wide installation, you will have to do this with root permissions (e.g. using


.. _PyPI: .. _pip:


Hackersh is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

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