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How to display only packet, packet size, and timestamp?

asked 2020-10-10 23:16:29 +0000

I'm new to Wireshark and unix systems in general, but I'm currently trying to figure out on using tshark to use on Ubuntu. Is it possible to display only specific output from tshark like packet number, size, and time?

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answered 2020-10-11 00:51:32 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

updated 2020-10-11 08:57:13 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

If you have access to the Wireshark Gui, it will be easier to learn the fields you want to display.
The tshark man page will help with options.

Example: tshark -T fields -e frame.number -e ip.addr -e udp -e _ws.col.Info


$ tshark -r  ./quic-faceb002.pcap -T fields -e frame.number -e frame.len -e frame.time -E header=yes
frame.number    frame.len       frame.time
1       1274    Oct  2, 2020 02:19:21.477557000 Central Daylight Time
2       1294    Oct  2, 2020 02:19:21.500335000 Central Daylight Time
3       1294    Oct  2, 2020 02:19:21.501561000 Central Daylight Time

@SYN-bit (Sake Blok) is the tshark master.
Here is his presentation from Sharkfest 2019:
04: Solving (SharkFest) packet capture challenges with only tshark by Sake Blok

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Thank you very much. This is what I've been trying to do for a while experimenting with tshark and wireshark for quite a while now. I had been looking at the man pages but haven't been successful with outputting the relevant data using the correct options.

Trick0904 gravatar imageTrick0904 ( 2020-10-11 01:33:53 +0000 )edit

Thanks for the kind words @Chuckc

tshark -G fields will give you an overview of the (thousands) of available fields. You could use awk to limit the output to just one protocol (or fieldname pattern) like this:

tshark -G fields | awk '$3 ~ "^ip\\." {print}'
SYN-bit gravatar imageSYN-bit ( 2020-10-11 09:57:02 +0000 )edit

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