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Count specific frame from the given log

asked 2017-11-16 09:08:59 +0000

Ronie gravatar image

I have a Wireshark log and I want to know how many such frames are present in the log. Is there any way to process the logs?

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answered 2017-11-16 10:59:22 +0000

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When you load the capture file in Wireshark you can see the number of frames (displayed as "Packets") in the middle of the status bar at the bottom:

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You can also see more info about the capture file from the menu option Statistics -> Capture File Properties.

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Thanks for the response, I can see the overall packet count, but I am interested in the count of a specific type of a frame from the log. for example the number of Application acks in the given log.

Ronie gravatar imageRonie ( 2017-11-16 11:04:08 +0000 )edit

Got it, selected a frame and added a filter, and then got the frame count in the bottom bar. Did you also meant in the same way, sorry if I misunderstood.

Ronie gravatar imageRonie ( 2017-11-16 11:10:40 +0000 )edit

Yes, there are two components to the status bar counts, the first is the total packets in the capture, the second is the number that a displayed given the current display filter. With no filter the two are equal.

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grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2017-11-16 11:34:18 +0000 )edit

answered 2017-11-16 09:47:26 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

Have a look at capinfos, a command line tool that gives you information about the capture file (Wireshark log, as you call it) including frame count.

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Thanks I'll have a look.

Ronie gravatar imageRonie ( 2017-11-16 11:04:35 +0000 )edit

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