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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Portable Wireshark Settings

From: "Misc" <misc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 21:38:14 +0000 (UTC)
Ulf Lamping wrote:

>You can use -P command line option to adjust the personal folders,

Thank you!!! I actually searched wireshark help guide (and Google, and
wireshark wiki, and a bunch of other palces) but couldn't find this!

With this switch Wireshark is finally keeping all my Preferences and
settings on the USB drive :) It finally stopped creating "Wireshark"
folder under AppData directory. This is precisely what I need.

I don't particularly care about U3. I just want Wireshark to be
portable, and to work off my regular USB drive. I really don't want
extra complexities like special environmental variable and
mini-installs onto U3. I really don't buy into all these U3 gimmicks...

With truly portable application, you just put it somewhere and it
works, with all its prior settings intact. That's what I need. I
understand that I'd still have to correct the path in -P switch every
time I move Wireshark to a different folder. So I guess it's not TRULY
PORTABLE yet, but at least it's moving in right direction :)