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write the name of fields instead of number in tshark

asked 2018-03-29 13:46:07 +0000

ghader gravatar image

updated 2018-03-29 13:46:48 +0000

hi, i want to write the name of fields instead of number in it possible? for example if i use this command:

tshark -r test.pcap -T fields -e eth.type

in the output i see


but i want to see the name of this field .i want to see

Type: PPP IP Control Protocol (0x8021)
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answered 2018-03-29 17:37:27 +0000

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You can try specifying the column output instead of the per-field output. For example:


tshark -r test.pcap -o 'gui.column.format:"Eth Type","%Cus:eth.type"'


tshark -r test.pcap -o "gui.column.format:\"Eth Type\",\"%Cus:eth.type\""

Run tshark -G column-formats and/or refer to the tshark man page for additional help with specifying column formats.

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