Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Patch adding option to display time as seconds(and fractions
From: "Douglas Pratley" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 09:30:19 -0000
That's great. Now that I've demonstrated to our management that we can
get changes into the Wireshark code (so long as they're useful to
everybody), I'll be sitting down with the guys who use Wireshark a lot
here and looking at the Wireshark wishlist; hopefully I'll be given the
time to do more stuff!

Quite right about the GNU library - as I was developing on Win32 it
wasn't true even for me! If I read things correctly my assumption is
true for (at least) all POSIX compliant systems and for Win32. If there
is a platform out there that has a non-zero time_t value for epoch I
would be surprised.


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Stephen Fisher
Sent: 05 December 2006 03:28
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Patch adding option to display time as
seconds(and fractions) since epoch

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 03:59:09PM -0000, Douglas Pratley wrote:

> Corrected patch; epan/column.c and epan/column_utils.c were not 
> included. This one has now been properly tested against a clean 
> checkout of today's code.
> - New menu option available under view\time display format
> - New sub-option (e) to -t switch for both wireshark and tshark
> - Extended recent settings code to handle new value
> - Did NOT add new explicit epoch time column

Looks good!  I have committed your changes as SVN revision 20040 and 
added you to the authors list - thanks taking the time to implement this


I made a few minor changes to formatting to line up tabs, spacing, etc.

I removed the comment about being linked against the GNU C library as 
that's only the case on (Linux?) and not other systems we support, such 
as the BSDs.  Anyway, time_t is defined so that 0 = epoch (Jan 1 1970 
00:00:00) on any standard system so it is ok in your code.

I added the new e option to -t to the wireshark.pod / tshark.pod (for 
man pages and HTML help pages) and the User's Guide 
(docbook/wsug_src/WSUG_chapter_customize.xml).  Finally, I removed two 
unused variables from col_set_epoch_time in column-utils.c to squelch 
compiler warnings.


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