I was recently asked what would be the best way to use my Metasploit projects in a an easy manner, so I will share how I did my setup for both OS X and Backtrack for using my plugins and modules. Let start first with creating a Development folder in the users home directory to house the GitHub repos
After this you can clone the repos in to this folder:
cd ~/Deveolpment git clone https://github.com/darkoperator/Metasploit-Plugins.git msf_plugins git clone https://github.com/darkoperator/Meterpreter-Scripts.git msf_modules
Now we can link the modules to our ~/.msf4 directory so we can use them transparently with any instance of the framework we might be running on the machine:
ln -s ~/Development/msf_plugins/ ~/.msf4/plugins ln -s ~/Development/msf_modules/ ~/.msf4/modules
To keep them updated is just a simple git pull in each directory to get the latest changes and bug fixes.
After postting the tip I got feedback from people that told me that the links wehere not working for Linux users, the reason is that ln works differently in OS X from Linux. On Linux the commands are:
ln -s ~/Development/msf_plugins ~/.msf4/plugins ln -s ~/Development/msf_modules ~/.msf4/modules
The difference is the slash at the end of the path to link.