When using the "Multiple Files" option while doing a capture
(see: Section 4.7, “Capture files and file modes”),
the capture data is spread over several capture files, called a file
As it can become tedious to work with a file set by hand, Wireshark
provides some features to handle these file sets in a convenient way.
The following features in the "File Set" submenu of the "File" menu are
available to work with file sets in a convenient way:
dialog box will list the files
Wireshark has recognized as being part of the current file set.
closes the current and opens the next
file in the file set.
closes the current and opens the
previous file in the file set.
5.5.1. The "List Files" dialog box
Figure 5.10. The "List Files" dialog box
Each line contains information about a file of the file set:
the name of the file. If you click on
the filename (or the radio button left to it), the current file will
be closed and the corresponding capture file will be opened.
the creation time of the file
the last time the file was modified
the size of the file
The last line will contain info about the currently used directory where
all of the files in the file set can be found.
The content of this dialog box is updated each time a capture file is
The Close button will, well, close the dialog box.