Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 5342] Request for separator option in tshark output
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:11:39 -0700 (PDT)
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5342

--- Comment #7 from Stephen Fisher <[email protected]> 2011-09-26 11:11:37 MDT ---
(In reply to comment #6)

> So ... here's what I think we should do:
> 1) Move the currently undocumented "-P" option to "-2" for "*2*-pass analysis".
> 2) Move the current "-S" option to "-P" for "*P*rint packet info".
> 3) Use the newly opened up "-S" option for this new option for "Separator"
> 
> I can make the necessary code/documentation changes for this, but I would like
> to get some feedback about this proposal before I do.  Reassigning options
> obviously breaks backward compatibility and may cause confusion, but I think
> these assignments make a lot more sense.  Thoughts?

All three proposed changes make a lot of sense to implement.  As for breaking
backwards compatibility with what people are used to (if many even use those
options?), a note in the release notes and updating -h output should be
sufficient.

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