Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-users] termshark: a terminal UI for tshark
From: Peter Wu <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:45:45 +0100
(+cc wireshark-dev since some may find this interesting.)

Hi Graham,

This looks neat, I have added it to the wiki:

Are you aware of sharkd? For interactive use it might be a more suitable
backend than tshark. sharkd is part of Wireshark and was developed by
Jakub Zawadzki who wrote it for use with Webshark, https://webshark.io/

Use of that interface could make things like Follow Stream much easier
since you do not have to manually parse the tshark output and can
instead read JSON. As the "d" in sharkd might suggest, this process
remains up and running until you force it to quit.

The main logic is implemented in

with corresponding tests in

If you encounter any limitations or have suggestions, please let us
know. Thanks :)

Kind regards,

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:09:17PM -0400, Graham Clark wrote:
> Hi everyone - I thought you might be interested in this spare-time project:
> https://termshark.io
> In my professional life I quite often find myself on a remote machine
> debugging something, and with a need to look at a pcap. I wrote termshark to
> make it easy to scan the pcap immediately and to avoid having to scp it
> around.  Behind the scenes, tshark provides all the intelligence, so
> termshark
> depends on tshark being installed. Termshark runs the input pcap through
> tshark, and uses the PDML and PSML to provide Wireshark-like views of each
> packet. Currently you can view a pcap, sniff on an interface (if permissions
> allow), and filter using Wireshark's display filters. There's so much more
> it
> could do easily through tshark, like stream reassembly, display of
> conversations, statistics, etc, but I wanted to push out v1 so this is
> where I
> drew the line.
> Termshark is written in Go and makes heavy use of the excellent tcell
> library
> for control of the terminal. Because Go is so naturally portable, there are
> versions of termshark on github for Linux (+termux/Android), FreeBSD, macOS
> and even Windows.
> The source code with build instructions is here:
> https://github.com/gcla/termshark
> I hope you find it useful, and I'm very interested to hear your feedback.
> Graham