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pcap_open_dead(3) [freebsd man page]

PCAP_OPEN_DEAD(3)					     Library Functions Manual						 PCAP_OPEN_DEAD(3)

NAME
pcap_open_dead, pcap_open_dead_with_tstamp_precision - open a fake pcap_t for compiling filters or opening a capture for output SYNOPSIS
#include <pcap/pcap.h> pcap_t *pcap_open_dead(int linktype, int snaplen); pcap_t *pcap_open_dead_with_tstamp_precision(int linktype, int snaplen, u_int precision); DESCRIPTION
pcap_open_dead() and pcap_open_dead_with_tstamp_precision() are used for creating a pcap_t structure to use when calling the other func- tions in libpcap. It is typically used when just using libpcap for compiling BPF code; it can also be used if using pcap_dump_open(), pcap_dump(), and pcap_dump_close() to write a savefile if there is no pcap_t that supplies the packets to be written. linktype specifies the link-layer type for the pcap_t. snaplen specifies the snapshot length for the pcap_t. When pcap_open_dead_with_tstamp_precision(), is used to create a pcap_t for use with pcap_dump_open(), precision specifies the time stamp precision for packets; PCAP_TSTAMP_PRECISION_MICRO should be specified if the packets to be written have time stamps in seconds and microseconds, and PCAP_TSTAMP_PRECISION_NANO should be specified if the packets to be written have time stamps in seconds and nanoseconds. Its value does not affect pcap_compile(). SEE ALSO
pcap(3), pcap_compile(3), pcap_dump_open(3), pcap-linktype(7) 1 July 2013 PCAP_OPEN_DEAD(3)

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PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)					     Library Functions Manual						 PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)

NAME
pcap_dump_open, pcap_dump_fopen - open a file to which to write packets SYNOPSIS
#include <pcap/pcap.h> pcap_dumper_t *pcap_dump_open(pcap_t *p, const char *fname); pcap_dumper_t *pcap_dump_fopen(pcap_t *p, FILE *fp); DESCRIPTION
pcap_dump_open() is called to open a ``savefile'' for writing. fname specifies the name of the file to open. The file will have the same format as those used by tcpdump(1) and tcpslice(1). The name "-" is a synonym for stdout. pcap_dump_fopen() is called to write data to an existing open stream fp. Note that on Windows, that stream should be opened in binary mode. p is a capture or ``savefile'' handle returned by an earlier call to pcap_create() and activated by an earlier call to pcap_activate(), or returned by an earlier call to pcap_open_offline(), pcap_open_live(), or pcap_open_dead(). The link-layer type and snapshot length from p are used as the link-layer type and snapshot length of the output file. RETURN VALUES
A pointer to a pcap_dumper_t structure to use in subsequent pcap_dump() and pcap_dump_close() calls is returned on success. NULL is returned on failure. If NULL is returned, pcap_geterr(p) can be used to get the error text. SEE ALSO
pcap(3), pcap_create(3), pcap_activate(3), pcap_open_offline(3), pcap_open_live(3), pcap_open_dead(3), pcap_dump(3), pcap_dump_close(3), pcap_geterr(3), pcap-savefile(5) 5 April 2008 PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)

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