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Hi I need to the change the preference settings so that the tshark will dissect the heuristic dissector first and i need to give a command for that since i cant use the gui (manager has told me to try using only cli so cant help) please help!

asked 18 Apr '11, 06:33

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tshark -o will do the trick.

-o name:value ... override preference setting

Use tshark -G defaultprefs to find the name of the pref you wish to change.

tshark -G defaultprefs gives a complete list of the default prefs

tshark -G currentprefs give a list of the currentprefs


I expect that in this case you'll want to do

tshark -o tcp.try_heuristic-first:TRUE

Also: you can use tshark -C to specify a particular profile to be used.

-C config_profile start with specified configuration profile

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answered 18 Apr '11, 06:40

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edited 18 Apr '11, 06:55

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