Wireshark is the world’s foremost and most widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level, and then filter and drill down into it, zooming in on the root cause of problems.
There is also a lot of use of Wireshark and if you want to download this software that’s mean you already want it for some specific reason.
How to Install Wireshark?
Wireshark is available in the official package repository of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and later. So it is really easy to install.
Just follow the steps that I used.
1. Update the APT package
First, update the APT package repository cache with the following command:
It may ask you for your device password. Enter your password then press enter.
2. Install Wireshark using a command
After updating the APT package use this command
3. Superusers or Non-Superusers
By default, Wireshark must be started as root (can also be done with sudo) privileges in order to work. If you want to run Wireshark without root privileges or without sudo, then select <Yes> and press <Enter>. Otherwise select <No> and press enter.
After that Wireshark should be installed.
4. Run Wireshark
You can run Wireshark like any other software.
5. Run Wireshark from Terminal
Open your terminal and type this command
$ sudo wireshark. After that Wireshark should be started.
So this is the whole process that how you can install Wireshark on Linux. Now it’s your turn that what you can do using this awesome tool.