Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Lua on Windows 7, 64-bit
From: f4king it <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:31:29 -0700
Hi, what is the <personal config dir> [1] on Windows 7, 64-bit? I've enabled lua by editing C:\Program Files\Wireshark\init.lua and setting disable_lua = false, and I created test.lua with the contents of http://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_html_chunked/wslua_tap_example.html. However, I can't figure out how to get this to load. I've tried all of the following:
  • Put the above script into %APPDATA%\init.lua
  • Put the above script into %APPDATA%\Wireshark\init.lua
  • set WIRESHARK_LUA_INIT="c:\test\test.lua" and then execute Wireshark.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Wireshark\wireshark.exe -X lua_script:test.lua (with test.lua being in the current directory)
None of these attempts show a new menu item under Tools after I restart Wireshark and load a capture.

I'm using Wireshark 1.2.8 and Help -> About shows "with Lua 5.1."

If I create a test.lua with the contents print("hello world!") and run tshark and it works fine:

C:\Program Files\Wireshark>tshark -X lua_script:test.lua
hello world!
Capturing on Microsoft
  0.000000 9.49.203.197 ->...


Thanks!