"A Tool for parsing PCAP and capturing network traffic."

From Wireshark User's Guide:

TShark is a terminal oriented version of Wireshark designed for capturing and displaying packets when an interactive user interface isn’t necessary or available. It supports the same options as wireshark. For more information on tshark consult your local manual page (man tshark) or the online version.

The project was started by Gerald Combs in 1997 and has involved since with the help of a community of contributors into very versatile tool supporting hundreds of supported protocols and media formats. Wireshark is the capture and analysis tool used by network administrators, developers, security researchers, etc.


PCAP, network traffic


tshark report, JSON, XML


Get help

Get command line help of the tool this way, using the cincan (https://gitlab.com/cincan/cincan-command) tool:

cincan run cincan/tshark --help

or using docker directly

docker run --rm cincan/tshark --help

Analysing a PCAP file

Analyze the content of a pcap file using the cincan tool:

cincan run cincan/tshark -r <PCAP-FILE>

or using docker directly, the sample in absolute directory (e.g. `/home/myname/mysamples``)

docker run --rm -v <SAMPLES>:/samples cincan/tshark -r /samples/<PCAP-FILE>

Capturing host traffc

You can capture host traffic from the following manner:

cincan run --cap-add NET_RAW --cap-add NET_ADMIN --network host cincan/tshark -i <INTERFACE> -w - > traffic.pcap

or using docker with identical command line, just replace 'cincan' with 'docker.

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