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Re: How to get wireshark's plugins path with lua?
From: Nakayama Kenjiro <nakayamakenjiro () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:14:35 +0900

I want to get the wireshark's plugins path.

eg)  /usr/local/lib/wireshark/plugins/1.11.3

That would be the global plugins path, yes?  Not the personal plugins
path.

Yes, it is.

But if you plan to give your Lua script to others you'll need to be
careful as the global plugins directory path may change in the future, and
it may also be different on different platforms. (in fact, I'm pretty sure
it is different, since my Mac OSX 1.11.3 Wireshark doesn't use the same
path structure as your example above)

OK, I understand.

If you do plan to share the script with others, and would like a better
more-stable solution, please submit a bugzilla enhancement request. I've
been implementing the Lua-based enhancement requests pretty quickly
recently. (I'm not super-busy at work at the moment)

That's great! I submitted to the bugzilla[1]. If you have a time, can you
please implement it. I think it has a demand.

[1] https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9926

Thanks

Kenjiro



On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM, Hadriel Kaplan
<hadriel.kaplan () oracle com>wrote:


On Mar 25, 2014, at 11:00 AM, Nakayama Kenjiro <nakayamakenjiro () gmail com>
wrote:

I want to get the wireshark's plugins path.

eg)  /usr/local/lib/wireshark/plugins/1.11.3


That would be the global plugins path, yes?  Not the personal plugins path.


According to [1], there are no function to get it, nevertheless there are
persconffile_path([filename])<http://wiki.wireshark.org/LuaAPI/Utils#persconffile_path.28.5Bfilename.5D.29>and
datafile_path([filename])<http://wiki.wireshark.org/LuaAPI/Utils#datafile_path.28.5Bfilename.5D.29>.


No function to get it?


Those two functions get the personal configuration directory, and the
global configuration directory, as the wiki says.

You can probably parse/modify the returned global configuration file name
to determine wireshark's global plugins path. (and you can
use get_version() to get the version string if you need to append that)

But if you plan to give your Lua script to others you'll need to be
careful as the global plugins directory path may change in the future, and
it may also be different on different platforms. (in fact, I'm pretty sure
it is different, since my Mac OSX 1.11.3 Wireshark doesn't use the same
path structure as your example above)

If you do plan to share the script with others, and would like a better
more-stable solution, please submit a bugzilla enhancement request. I've
been implementing the Lua-based enhancement requests pretty quickly
recently. (I'm not super-busy at work at the moment)

-hadriel


[1] http://wiki.wireshark.org/LuaAPI/Utils

Kenjiro

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