Bug 426945 - Wireshark gives "invalid capture filter" when no filter has been input
Summary: Wireshark gives "invalid capture filter" when no filter has been input
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireshark
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vokál
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-28 18:20 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2008-12-17 20:32 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-12-17 20:32:01 UTC

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Description Christopher Beland 2007-12-28 18:20:58 UTC
After erasing my ~/.wireshark directory (to eliminate previous configuration as
a cause) and setting my preference for which interface to use, I choose from the
menu "Capture -> Start".  I get a pop-up dialog box that says:

 Invalid capture filter: "not ip host "!

 That string isn't a valid capture filter (syntax error).
 See the User's Guide for a description of the capture filter syntax.

I found a workaround at: http://imunes.net/viewvc/imunes/editor.tcl?view=log

Which is to start wireshark with:

 wireshark -f " "

This is with wireshark-0.99.7-2.fc8.

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Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2008-12-17 20:32:01 UTC
This is fixed by wireshark-1.0.3-1.fc9.i386 and the startup user interface is really spiffy once you get to wireshark-1.1.1-0.pre1.fc11.1.x86_64 (current rawhide).

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