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Automation using scripts

While developing w3af, we realized the need of fast and easy way to execute the same steps over and over, so the script functionality was born. w3af can run a script file using the -s argument. Script files are text files with one w3af_console command on each line. An example script file would look like this:

plugins
output text_file
output config text_file
set output_file output-w3af.txt
set verbose True
back

Note

Scripts are great for running periodic scans against your site using cron!

Note

Example script files can be found inside the scripts/ directory.

VIM syntax file

A VIM syntax file for w3af script editing is provided and maintained by the project development team.