etwdump - Man Page

Provide an interface to read Event Tracing for Windows (ETW)

Synopsis

etwdump--help ] [ --version ] [ --extcap-interfaces ] [ --extcap-dlts ] [ --extcap-interface=<interface> ] [ --extcap-config ] [ --capture ] [ --fifo=<path to file or pipe> ] [ --iue=<Should undecidable events be included> ] [ --etlfile=<etl file> ] [ --params=<filter parameters> ]

Description

etwdump is a extcap tool that provides access to a event trace log file or an event trace live session. It is only used to display event trace on Windows that includes readable text message and different protocols (like MBIM and IP packets).

Options

--help

Print program arguments.

--version

Print program version.

--extcap-interfaces

List available interfaces.

--extcap-interface=<interface>

Use specified interfaces.

--extcap-dlts

List DLTs of specified interface.

--extcap-config

List configuration options of specified interface.

--capture

Start capturing from specified interface save saved it in place specified by --fifo.

--fifo=<path to file or pipe>

Save captured packet to file or send it through pipe.

--iue=<Should undecidable events be included>

Choose if the undecidable event is included.

--etlfile=<Etl file>

Select etl file to display in Wireshark.

--params=<filter parameters>

Input providers, keyword and level filters for the etl file and live session.

Examples

To see program arguments:

etwdump --help

To see program version:

etwdump --version

To see interfaces:

etwdump --extcap-interfaces

Example output

interface {value=etwdump}{display=ETW reader}

To see interface DLTs:

etwdump --extcap-interface=etwdump --extcap-dlts

Example output

dlt {number=1}{name=etwdump}{display=DLT_ETW}

To see interface configuration options:

etwdump --extcap-interface=etwdump --extcap-config

Example output

arg {number=0}{call=--etlfile}{display=etl file}{type=fileselect}{tooltip=Select etl file to display in Wireshark}{group=Capture}
arg {number=1}{call=--params}{display=filter parmeters}{type=string}{tooltip=Input providers, keyword and level filters for the etl file and live session}{group=Capture}
arg {number=2}{call=--iue}{display=Should undecidable events be included}{type=boolflag}{default=false}{tooltip=Choose if the undecidable event is included}{group=Capture}

To capture:

etwdump --extcap-interface etwdump --fifo=/tmp/etw.pcapng --capture --params "--p=Microsoft-Windows-Wmbclass-Opn --p=Microsoft-Windows-wmbclass --k=0xff --l=4"
etwdump --extcap-interface etwdump --fifo=/tmp/etw.pcapng --capture --params "--p=Microsoft-Windows-Wmbclass-Opn --p=Microsoft-Windows-NDIS-PacketCapture"

Note

To stop capturing CTRL+C/kill/terminate the application.

See Also

wireshark(1), tshark(1), dumpcap(1), extcap(4)

Notes

etwdump is part of the Wireshark distribution.  The latest version of Wireshark can be found at https://www.wireshark.org.

HTML versions of the Wireshark project man pages are available at https://www.wireshark.org/docs/man-pages.

Authors

Original Author
Odysseus Yang L
wiresharkyyh@outlook.com

Info

2022-10-27