Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Output of 'tshark -T fields' with multiple occurrences of a
From: Martin Visser <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 23:03:20 +0800

Not saying that this isn't a good idea (being able to output repeated fields), but I suspect when it gets to stable you might get some complaints. If people use "-T fields" like they do a CSV file, they might be expecting a fixed number of columns. (Currently whether there are 0, 1 or  more instances, I think there are always the same number of commas).

You might want to think about adding this new feature only by adding a new switch (say the -E aggregator switch)

Regards, Martin

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On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 4:43 AM, Sake Blok <[email protected]> wrote:

Recently a lot of questions have been asked on this list (and also at Sharkfest) about the output of 'tshark -T fields -e <field>' when <field> had multiple occurrences in one packet. Only the last occurrence was printed by tshark. I submitted a fix that now prints all occurrences, aggregated by commas (which can be overwritten with -E aggregator=<char>).

The fix will be included in version 1.6.x as well as in the next development release (1.5.x). For the impatient, please use an automated build from http://www.wireshark.org/download/automated/ (look for a version 33504 or higher).



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