Termshark is a terminal user-interface for tshark, inspired by Wireshark.
If you’re debugging on a remote machine with a large pcap and no desire to scp it back to your desktop, it can help!
- Read pcap files or sniff live interfaces (where tshark is permitted).
- Inspect each packet using familiar Wireshark-inspired views
- Filter pcaps or live captures using Wireshark’s display filters
- Copy ranges of packets to the clipboard from the terminal
- Written in Golang, compiles to a single executable on each platform – downloads available for Linux (+termux), macOS, FreeBSD, and Windows
Also Read : HostHunter : To Discover Hostnames Using OSINT
It is in the FreeBSD ports tree! To install the package, run:
pkg install termshark
To build/install the port, run:
cd /usr/ports/net/termshark/ && make install clean
It uses Go modules, so it’s best to compile with Go 1.11 or higher. Set GO111MODULE=on then run:
go get github.com/gcla/termshark/cmd/termshark
Then add ~/go/bin/ to your PATH.
For all packet analysis, it depends on tshark from the Wireshark project. Make sure tshark is in your PATH.
Inspect a local pcap:
termshark -r test.pcap
Capture ping packets on interface eth0:
termshark -i eth0 icmp
Run termshark -h for options.
It depends on these open-source packages:
- tshark – command-line network protocol analyzer, part of Wireshark
- tcell – a cell based terminal handling package, inspired by termbox
- gowid – compositional terminal UI widgets, inspired by urwid, built on tcell
Note that tshark is a run-time dependency, and must be in your PATH for it to function. Version 1.10.2 or higher is required (approx 2013).
Credits: Graham Clark