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time displayed without ms with one profile during live capture

asked 2022-02-15 22:16:38 +0000

dandreye gravatar image

updated 2022-02-15 22:19:38 +0000

Hi All,

It was all working fine with this very Wireshark version 3.4.2 running on Ubuntu 18.04.5 for months and months until recently: Version 3.4.2 (Git v3.4.2 packaged as 3.4.2-1~ubuntu18.04.0+wiresharkdevstable1)

And now despite the profile currently in use still has Time column set to "Time, as specified" as always before, only the whole seconds of relative or absolute time are now displayed during live capture. Switching to a different or default profile "adds the milliseconds back" but switching back to the "damaged" profile in question returns the issue. If however I save my pcap as a file and then open it with the same profile then the milliseconds are there, so only the live traffic capturing and only with the "damaged" profile is being affected. Looks like some setting was accidentally hurt, which I'm struggling to find....any ideas before I recreate the profile from scratch?

Many thanks in anticipation!

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Perhaps the column width is too narrow and the milliseconds are just being cut off? Maybe try clicking the "Resize packet list columns to fit contents" button on the toolbar to see if that resolves the problem, or just manually widen that column by dragging the column separator to the right with your mouse?

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2022-02-15 22:29:30 +0000 )edit

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answered 2022-02-16 01:04:26 +0000

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What is the setting for precision in the bottom half of View->Time Display Format ?

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@Chuckc: spot on: thank you! @cmaynard: the width is fine, so the column just got half empty with Seconds (i.e. whole seconds) selected in View->Time Display Format.

dandreye gravatar imagedandreye ( 2022-02-16 08:15:11 +0000 )edit

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