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This is kind of a newbie question: I am writing a custom dissector with Lua. For debugging, I need to print to the console using Lua's print() function. Under Linux, I can see this output on the console if I start Wireshark from the console. How can I see that output when developing on Windows 10 and launching Wireshark from a cmd shell?

asked 18 Nov '16, 07:50

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Not sure if this works for Lua, but in general, Preferences -> Advanced -> gui.console_open. Modify the setting to be other than NEVER.

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answered 18 Nov '16, 08:02

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Cool, thank you for this hint, however, the GUI console does not display any of my log output. I ended up using the Lua console (Tools -> Lua -> Console) that I can write to using the info() and warn() functions.

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