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time limit for tshark capturing

asked 2018-08-01 15:39:23 +0000

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I am using tshark to capture my network traffic and I want to limit the measurement time.

Tshark runs in a bash script to automatise the measurement, just like this:

tshark -i 1 -w test.pcap

Now I want to stop the measurement after X seconds.

How can I do that?

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answered 2018-08-01 16:11:55 +0000

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Use the -a autostop parameter, e.g.

tshark -i 1 -w test.pcap -a duration:60

To stop after 60 seconds. See the manpage (or the -h output) for tshark for more info.

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Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to do!

jjulianf gravatar imagejjulianf ( 2018-08-02 07:46:39 +0000 )edit

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