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Is there a way to export or print a report of all the packet comments of a capture without everything else in the packet?

Thanks, Travis

asked 20 Mar '14, 16:02

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After doing some more searching, I noticed under STATISTICS | Comment Summary that you are given a text printout of all the trace and packet comments. This is exactly what I was looking for.

I guess I just needed to look a bit harder. I was stuck within the FILE and EDIT menus and never gave the STATISTICS menu a thought.


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answered 20 Mar '14, 19:40

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You could add a custom column containing the packet comments: Unfold the top section of any packet, select the line containing the comment and use the popup menu to "Apply as Column".

Then export the packet list to csv. That list can then be printed with any editor (or spreadsheet tool) of your choice.

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answered 20 Mar '14, 16:24

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Thanks Jasper....Thats a good idea.

I also just now found under: STATISTICS | Comment Summary

I guess I just needed to look a bit harder. I was stuck under the FILE and EDIT menus.

Thanks again for your added info.


(20 Mar '14, 16:33) Rooster_50

Another solution would be to use tshark. For example:

tshark -r file.pcapng -T fields -E header=y -e frame.number -e frame.comment

... and if you only want the frames that contain comments, then you can use something like:

tshark -r file.pcapng -Y frame.comment -T fields -E header=y -e frame.number -e frame.comment
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answered 20 Mar '14, 16:42

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edited 20 Mar '14, 16:45


Thanks for the additional tip using tshark.

(20 Mar '14, 19:42) Rooster_50
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