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I am trying to build and run Wireshark from source code on Ubuntu. I would like to know the main file in the source code which launches the application

The documentation says that i can execute the source code after build by running: $ WIRESHARK_RUN_FROM_BUILD_DIRECTORY=1 ./wireshark

But i also need to know the file which is launching the application.


asked 25 Aug '14, 11:41

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(26 Aug '14, 13:04) cmaynard ♦♦

For the gtk version, program execution begins with ui/gtk/main.c:main(), and for the Qt version, program execution begins with ui/qt/main.cpp:main().

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answered 26 Aug '14, 12:14

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