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When the "use multiple files" box is check how do you tell WireShark the different names of the files you want to save?

asked 25 Oct '10, 12:56

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When you select Use multiple files, you have to specify a file name, otherwise you get an error message.

You can add a file name just above "Use multiple files"
File: Add filename like MultipleFiles.pcap

Every output file gets a number and a timestamp.
The output files will look like:
First file:
Second file:
Third file:

You can find more information in the Wireshark User's guide:
Capture Options
Capture files and file modes
File Sets

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answered 25 Oct '10, 13:49

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