Trying to install wpscan on my system. I have installed these following packages libcurl4-openssl-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev ruby-dev build-essential libgmp-dev zlib1g-dev. I have downloaded wpscan from official github repository using git. Installed wpscan using bundler. Everything seems okay but when I try to run wpscan I get,

trevor@elementary:~/wpscan$ ruby wpscan.rb
Traceback (most recent call last):
ruby: No such file or directory -- wpscan.rb (LoadError)

Gems that were in the test group were ignored during installation, can this be the reason?

  • The error describes pretty much everything. Perform a ls to check wpscan.rb is there or not. I believe its not.
    – Hasan
    Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 11:03
  • I saw this tutorial on hackertarget which instructed to do so.
    – user16826
    Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 11:05

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Actually the things is nothing wrong here you can just run wpscan with wpscan. And don't forget to run inside the wpscan folder, unless you may get some other errors.
Go ahead and try wpscan --url <yourdomain.tld>, I believe it will work.

For further query related to wpscan (i.e. how to hack a site) you can get help from here as it is kind of off-topic for this site.

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