Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] extcap command line parameter format
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 10:54:54 -0700
On Jul 29, 2018, at 8:52 AM, Roland Knall <[email protected]> wrote:

> The main intent for extcap-version was to provide a way, so that we can change commands calling the utility without loosing compatibility to older utilities. Mainly to introduce or change commands, like we did with the toolbar. 

Presumably you mean "the main intent for *adding an option to --extcap-verson*" - there *already existed* a --extcap-version argument, which told the extcap program to report its version:

	$ /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/MacOS/Wireshark --version
	Wireshark 2.6.1 (v2.6.1-0-g860a78b3)

		...

	$ /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/MacOS/extcap/randpktdump --extcap-version
	extcap {version=0.1.0}{help=file:///usr/local/share/wireshark/randpktdump.html}