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Remove packet comments

asked 2022-09-04 19:37:25 +0000

mic11111 gravatar image

updated 2022-09-04 19:39:12 +0000

Hi, I'm using "editcap -a" to add packet comment to a frame. Is there a way to clear any existing comments before new comment is added?

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I removed my answer due to a testing error. (missed a step rotating the output file back in as the input - oops)
The Usage and man page do need a little work to indicate what is possible with -a.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-09-06 13:21:52 +0000 )edit

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answered 2022-09-05 08:53:10 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

Not at present, so if you would like that than please file an enhancement request at https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshar... so that someone who's willing and got time can look into it. Or you may code it yourself if you like.

I can imagine something like these long options:
--add-packet-comment <frame:comment>
--discard-packet-comment [<frame[:index]>]
with frame and index as optional, so it can remove all packet comments in a frame or in the complete file.

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answered 2022-09-05 10:09:09 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

The option --discard-capture-comment was added some time ago, see this commit. Not sure what version it went out in though the docs imply it's present in 3.6.6.

There is also the associated --capture-comment that allows the addition of multiple comments.

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Indeed, but these are capture file comment related options. The question was regarding comments on _frames_

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2022-09-05 14:57:57 +0000 )edit

Oops, missed that particular bit of the question.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2022-09-05 15:03:00 +0000 )edit

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