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-rw-r--r--doc/tshark.pod5
-rw-r--r--tshark.c2
2 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/doc/tshark.pod b/doc/tshark.pod
index 29533f71a3..62e3b5e790 100644
--- a/doc/tshark.pod
+++ b/doc/tshark.pod
@@ -633,8 +633,9 @@ count and the end of a capture are not sent to stderr.
=item -r E<lt>infileE<gt>
Read packet data from I<infile>, can be any supported capture file format
-(including gzipped files). It's B<not> possible to use named pipes
-or stdin here!
+(including gzipped files). It is possible to use named pipes or stdin (-)
+here but only with certain (not compressed) capture file formats (in
+particular: those that can be read without seeking backwards).
=item -R E<lt>Read filterE<gt>
diff --git a/tshark.c b/tshark.c
index aa33b99e0c..bdb8046ee1 100644
--- a/tshark.c
+++ b/tshark.c
@@ -332,7 +332,7 @@ print_usage(gboolean print_ver)
#endif
/*fprintf(output, "\n");*/
fprintf(output, "Input file:\n");
- fprintf(output, " -r <infile> set the filename to read from (no stdin!)\n");
+ fprintf(output, " -r <infile> set the filename to read from (- to read from stdin)\n");
fprintf(output, "\n");
fprintf(output, "Processing:\n");