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Is there an inbuilt Log File limit from command line. files:200 generates thousands of logs.

At 200, i get many thousands of log files. I stopped them at 20,000 manually.

"C:\Program Files\Wireshark\Wireshark.exe" -i "Local Area Connection" -k -w "C:\SOE\Logs\NetCap.pcapng" -N "mntC" -t ad -b filesize:10000 -b files:200

asked 01 Apr '14, 21:45

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I remember we had this 'problem' here, but I can't find the question for it. So, here are some questions in return.

  • What is your OS version?
  • What is you Wireshark version?
  • Is there any security software on the PC that might prevent Wireshark from deleted the old ring buffer files? If so, did you try to disable that software?

  • did you try to capture with dumpcap instead of Wireshark

dumpcap -i "Local Area Connection" -w "C:\SOE\Logs\NetCap.pcapng" -b filesize:10000 -b files:200


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answered 02 Apr '14, 13:25

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