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Fileshark_pcap.lua not working with Wireshark 2.0.0


I am trying to get the Fileshark_pcap.lua example on the wiki page to parse a pcap recording.

My configuration: Windows 10, Wireshark 2.0.0 x64

I copied both the fileshark_pcap.lua and linktype.lua into my personal plugins folder. In the about dialog under the plugins tab I see both lua scripts listed. I also see the PCAPFILE protocol in the preferences.

When using the file open windows I do not have an option for "Fileshark", thus I am unable to load a pcap file with the lua plugin. I also tried from the command line with no success as well.

If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be appreciated.


asked 19 Nov '15, 20:54

Rob%20B's gravatar image

Rob B
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One Answer:


Works for me.

Are you setting the correct option for Fileshark Pcap? The droplist to set is not the "Files of type:" one, it's the second droplist that doesn't have a label in between the "Read Filter:" edit box and the "MAC name resolution" checkbox.

answered 20 Nov '15, 01:12

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grahamb ♦
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edited 20 Nov '15, 06:34

That was it. Thanks.

(20 Nov '15, 05:30) Rob B