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Installing Wireshark on (K)ubuntu


$ sudo apt-get install wireshark
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common 
$ sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USER
$ newgrp wireshark
$ sudo chmod 4711 `which dumpcap`

This allows /usr/sbin/dumpcap to run as root, while the GUI run under a classic user account.

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