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How to view dynamically changing pcap file in Wireshark?

asked 2019-05-20 12:45:30 +0000

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I have a text file that is appended with packet data for every external button press. I have used text2pcap to convert .txt to pcap format which is viewable on Wireshark. But I am not able to view the packets on Wireshark in real-time since it displays only previously captured packets saved in .pcap. Is there a way to view pcap files on Wireshark in real time when the button is pressed?

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answered 2019-05-20 18:02:48 +0000

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The answer would be to find/create an extcap utility that tracks the contents of the file and feed it to Wireshark, being a capture interface.

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Thank you.

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