Skip to content

HTTPS clone URL

Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
or
.
Download ZIP
Fetching contributors…

Cannot retrieve contributors at this time

86 lines (85 sloc) 2.796 kb
.\" Copyright (c) 1994, 1996, 1997
.\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
.\"
.\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
.\" modification, are permitted provided that: (1) source code distributions
.\" retain the above copyright notice and this paragraph in its entirety, (2)
.\" distributions including binary code include the above copyright notice and
.\" this paragraph in its entirety in the documentation or other materials
.\" provided with the distribution, and (3) all advertising materials mentioning
.\" features or use of this software display the following acknowledgement:
.\" ``This product includes software developed by the University of California,
.\" Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and its contributors.'' Neither the name of
.\" the University nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse
.\" or promote products derived from this software without specific prior
.\" written permission.
.\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
.\" WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
.\" MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
.\"
.TH PCAP_DUMP_OPEN 3PCAP "5 April 2008"
.SH NAME
pcap_dump_open, pcap_dump_fopen \- open a file to which to write packets
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
.ft B
#include <pcap/pcap.h>
.ft
.nf
.LP
.ft B
pcap_dumper_t *pcap_dump_open(pcap_t *p, const char *fname);
pcap_dumper_t *pcap_dump_fopen(pcap_t *p, FILE *fp);
.ft
.fi
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B pcap_dump_open()
is called to open a ``savefile'' for writing.
.I fname
specifies the name of the file to open. The file will have
the same format as those used by
.BR tcpdump (1)
and
.BR tcpslice (1).
The name "-" is a synonym
for
.BR stdout .
.PP
.B pcap_dump_fopen()
is called to write data to an existing open stream
.IR fp .
Note that on Windows, that stream should be opened in binary mode.
.PP
.I p
is a capture or ``savefile'' handle returned by an earlier call to
.B pcap_create()
and activated by an earlier call to
.BR pcap_activate() ,
or returned by an earlier call to
.BR pcap_open_offline() ,
.BR pcap_open_live() ,
or
.BR pcap_open_dead() .
The link-layer type and snapshot length from
.I p
are used as the link-layer type and snapshot length of the output file.
.SH RETURN VALUES
A pointer to a
.B pcap_dumper_t
structure to use in subsequent
.B pcap_dump()
and
.B pcap_dump_close()
calls is returned on success.
.B NULL
is returned on failure.
If
.B NULL
is returned,
.B pcap_geterr(\fIp\fB)
can be used to get the error text.
.SH SEE ALSO
pcap(3PCAP), pcap_create(3PCAP), pcap_activate(3PCAP),
pcap_open_offline(3PCAP), pcap_open_live(3PCAP), pcap_open_dead(3PCAP),
pcap_dump(3PCAP), pcap_dump_close(3PCAP), pcap_geterr(3PCAP),
pcap-savefile(@MAN_FILE_FORMATS@)
Jump to Line
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.