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Print selected packets to text file isn't working on Windows

asked 2020-04-26 18:52:55 +0000

updated 2020-04-27 17:15:23 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Hello, I am using WS version 3.2.3. I am trying to print to a text file for a selected packet from the WS listing screen, with File\Export Packets Dissectins\As Plain Text, choose “Selected Packet Only" and writing the file name. I got an empty text file for several times. I used before earlier versions of WS, and it worked? Is there a problem in 3.2.3 version? Please help me, as I am a lecturer in academic and want to explain it to my students. appretiate your answer as soon as possible.

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Additional info. Usually I choose Selected packet only, in the dialog box (in botomn/left). When I choose All packets, I got a good text file with the info of all the lines displayed in the listing area. Why selected packets does not work for me? I need to display only one line Thanks in advance.

mlivnat@hotufi.net gravatar image[email protected] ( 2020-04-26 19:39:08 +0000 )edit

As a workaround you can Edit->Mark Packet(s) (will mark the selected packets) then do the export for Marked packets

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-04-26 22:27:23 +0000 )edit

It works, but change the time & line No. and too comlicated just for printing one line It like going from DC to NY, through Niagra Falls. It is not a solution, to my opinion. Thanks

mlivnat@hotufi.net gravatar image[email protected] ( 2020-04-27 06:12:22 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-04-27 15:23:32 +0000

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Bug opened

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Thanks bub

mlivnat@hotufi.net gravatar image[email protected] ( 2020-04-27 15:28:57 +0000 )edit

Bug in Wireshark-on-Windows, to be specific. The problem doesn't show up on other platforms.

It's new in 3.2.x, so it shouldn't be an issue on 3.0.x or 2.6.x. A fix has been checked in, and it should be in the next 3.2.x release.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-04-27 17:15:57 +0000 )edit

Appretiate Bub to receive a message when new 3.2.x release will be available.

mlivnat@hotufi.net gravatar image[email protected] ( 2020-04-29 19:47:14 +0000 )edit

Wireshark-announce list is pretty low traffic.
Or follow @WiresharkNews

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-04-29 19:52:01 +0000 )edit

The Roadmap page on the Wireshark Wiki currently says the expected date for the next 3.2.x release, 3.2.4, is 2020-05-20.

If you want to get the results of an automated build of the 3.2.x branch - which would not be an official release - you can go to the automated builds page, look under "win32" or "win64" (depending on whether you need a 32-bit build or can run a 64-bit build) for the most recent "Wireshark-win64-3.2.4rc0" .exe file, download that, and run it to install the "bleeding edge" version.

Do NOT, however, keep running that automated build once the final release comes out; bugs filed against an automated build after the corresponding release comes out might just be closed with "try the official release".

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-04-29 20:11:38 +0000 )edit
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answered 2020-04-26 19:00:42 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

You have to select something(s) of the packet format on the right of the dialog.

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Thanks Jaap for your quick answer. In the Export Packets Dissectins dialog box, I selected: Packets summery line, Include colomn heading, Packet details, AS displayed as always I did before. Still got an empty text file. Additional info. Usually I choose Selected packet only, in the dialog box (in botomn/left). When I choose All packets, I got a good text file with the info of all the lines displayed in the listing area. Why selected packets does not work for me? I need to display only one line Thanks in advance.

mlivnat@hotufi.net gravatar image[email protected] ( 2020-04-26 19:44:45 +0000 )edit

In the dialog for Export Packets Dissection -> As Plain Text, what are the numbers in the "Selected packets only" row?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-04-26 20:12:39 +0000 )edit

8 packets displayed. 123 packets captured Thanks.

mlivnat@hotufi.net gravatar image[email protected] ( 2020-04-26 20:16:15 +0000 )edit

How do you get different numbers on the "Selected packets only" row. Do you have a display filter active?

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2020-04-26 20:29:51 +0000 )edit

File -> Export Specified Packets... works for Selected packet.
File -> Export Packet Dissections doesn't seem to receive the selected packet list for any of the As... formats.
(Version 3.2.3 (v3.2.3-0-gf39b50865a13) )

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-04-26 21:34:09 +0000 )edit

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