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tshark doesn't load lua dissectors

asked 2020-12-28 13:35:10 +0000

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Hi, I installed wireshark with tshark on linux centos (Inside docker) and it all works, but when I copied some lua dissector files which work on Windows to /usr/local/lib/wireshark/plugins/2.4.0 the tshark just ignores them and parse the pcap regularly... How can I make it not to ignore the dissectors? Thanks

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answered 2020-12-28 16:52:46 +0000

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If you run tshark -G folders, you'll see the location expected for the Personal Lua Plugins. Try locating your Lua plugins in that folder instead.

Alternatively, you can load a Lua plugin on the command-line using tshark's -X lua_script:lua_script_filename option, in which case the location of the Lua script can be anywhere you choose as long as you specify the full path to the file in the option.

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You might want to check init.lua to verify Lua is enabled. And also check that there is an init.lua - Cant find wireshark's init.lua on my CentOS machine

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-12-29 01:09:28 +0000 )edit

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