DirSearch (Go)

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Tool and Usage

Project details

Programming language
Simone Margaritelli
Latest release
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Why this tool?

DirSearch is a Go implementation of the original dirsearch tool written by Mauro Soria. It is used to discover directories by using common names and guessing (fuzzing).

Background information

DirSearch is the very first tool written in Go by the author. For that reason, the GitHub project shows a Baby Gopher badge.

Usage and audience

DirSearch (Go) is commonly used for information gathering, penetration testing, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Command line interface

Example usage and output

Usage of dirsearch:
If enabled, will only display responses with 200 status code.
-consumers int
Number of concurrent consumers. (default 8)
-ext string
File extension. (default "php")
-maxerrors int
Maximum number of errors to get before killing the program. (default 20)
-url string
Base URL to start enumeration from.
-wordlist string
Wordlist file to use for enumeration. (default "dict.txt")

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

DirSearch (Go) is under development by Simone Margaritelli.


Supported operating systems

DirSearch (Go) is known to work on Linux.

DirSearch (Go) alternatives

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This tool is categorized as a directory traversal fuzzer.