Package Details: trafshow 5.2.3-5

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Package Base: trafshow
Description: Full screen network monitoring
Upstream URL:
Licenses: netbsd
Submitter: None
Maintainer: oriba
Last Packager: oriba
Votes: 16
Popularity: 1.42
First Submitted: 2009-11-05 13:06
Last Updated: 2015-06-09 23:08

Latest Comments

naumovitch commented on 2018-07-06 15:06

(pts/4)[admin@espressobin:/usr/src/apps]$ sudo trafshow -v

trafshow Version 5.2.3

compiled for aarch64-linux-gnu with gcc -march=armv8-a -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -fno-plt -Wall -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -pthread -lslang -lpcap -lnsl -lresolv

libpcap version 1.8.1
slcurses version 20302 <---(must by ncurses
colors support
your current terminal has color capability

it compiling with slcurses version 20302 and dont work colors and dont shows sting selection too :(
it's need compiling with ncurses? but how to? can sumone make path?? :)

checking for tgetent in -ltermcap... no
checking for curses library... slang <----(must by ncurses
checking for bkgd... no
checking for wbkgd... no
checking for wredrawln... no
checking for resizeterm... no
checking for use_default_colors... no <------(NO COLORS
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: config.h is unchanged

SinClaus commented on 2017-11-27 04:35

I'm using KDE, trafshow don't show sting selection in any terminal.

$ trafshow -v

trafshow Version 5.2.3
compiled for amd64-linux-gnu with
gcc -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -fno-plt -Wall -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -pthread -lslang -lpcap -lnsl -lresolv
libpcap version 1.8.1
slcurses version 20301
colors support
your current terminal has color capability

Environment var's


hexadecagram commented on 2016-05-08 08:04

I have tried rxvt-unicode, gnome-terminal, xterm, and even a console, but I see no colorized output. And yet:

% trafshow -v

trafshow Version 5.2.3
compiled for amd64-linux-gnu with
gcc -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -Wall -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -pthread -lslang -lpcap -lnsl -lresolv
libpcap version 1.7.4
slcurses version 20300
colors support
your current terminal has color capability

Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Rinet Corp., Novosibirsk, Russia
For bug report please email to (include this page)

oriba commented on 2015-03-23 16:49

Thanks for the new URL. I updated the PKGBUILD.
This software is ages old, and seems not to be further developed?
Some other tools with similar functionality are out there, if you look for newer tools. But trafshow is very convenient in usage, imho.

sjrct commented on 2015-03-23 07:08

It seems the address no longer points to a tarball, which seems to exist here now:

Seems to be an old version, though I am not familiar with trafshow's development nor do I see a newer version on

oriba commented on 2013-09-05 17:54

Thanks for the hint, zatricky.
I seem to have crapped the PKGBUILD with the last change.
I have corected it now and checked the package-file.
Should work now.

BTW: trafshow is also very old and it seems that develeopment
stalled for longer time too; so I'm not sure if you will be happy with it.

I didn't knew iftop so far and will try it also :-)
So, thanks for your verbose comment :-))

zatricky commented on 2013-09-05 10:23

I came across this while looking for an alternative to iftop (development of iftop appears to have stalled)

During makepkg:
"==> WARNING: Using a PKGBUILD without a package() function is deprecated."
See for full log

The package file trafshow-5.2.3-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz contains only the following:

This means that post-installation no files are actually installed into the system. "$ pacman -Ql trafshow" also confirms this by giving no output.

oriba commented on 2013-07-01 21:32

release 3: only minor changes in PKGBUILD.
Update for users not needed.

oriba commented on 2012-06-26 00:03

The sources are available here:

please update the package.

Anonymous comment on 2010-05-24 17:09

If anyone’s looking for a working and complete trafshow AUR package that has the files in one place go check out this link: