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burp command line

hong Jan 31, 2017 03:34PM UTC

I would like to bring up BURP using command line (without any GUI) for automation.

Is there a way to bring it up without a project file? If I do not specify the project file on the command line, it will bring up GUI which I do not want to see.

java -jar -Djava.awt.headless=true -Xmx1g burpsuite_file.jar --config-file=file1 --config-file=file2


Dafydd Stuttard Jan 31, 2017 03:37PM UTC Support Center agent

If you launch Burp in headless mode then it won’t show a GUI ever. It will load with a default temporary project unless you specify a project file.

Try moving -Djava.awt.headless=true to straight after your java command.

hong Feb 01, 2017 03:22AM UTC
thanks, will give it a try. So using following command, I will bring up burp with a default temporary project with two config files, correct?

java -jar -Xmx1g burpsuite_file.jar -Djava.awt.headless=true --config-file=file1 --config-file=file2

Dafydd Stuttard Feb 01, 2017 08:45AM UTC Support Center agent

Give it a try and find out, otherwise try:

java -Djava.awt.headless=true -Xmx1g -jar burpsuite_file.jar —config-file=file1 —config-file=file2

samira seifi Sep 03, 2017 05:23AM UTC
I have same problem?
Do you find a way to run burp without UI?

Paul Johnston Sep 04, 2017 09:17AM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Samira,

Did you try -Djava.awt.headless=true ? That works fine for us. If it’s not working for you, please describe exactly what you’re seeing, including the precise command line.

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