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PCAP_FILE(3PCAP)                                              PCAP_FILE(3PCAP)




NAME

       pcap_file - get the standard I/O stream for a savefile being read


SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       FILE *pcap_file(pcap_t *p);


DESCRIPTION

       pcap_file()  returns  the standard I/O stream of the ``savefile,'' if a
       ``savefile'' was opened with pcap_open_offline(), or NULL, if a network
       device  was  opened  with  pcap_create()  and  pcap_activate(), or with
       pcap_open_live().

       Note that the Packet Capture library is usually built with  large  file
       support,  so the standard I/O stream of the ``savefile'' might refer to
       a file larger than  2  gigabytes;  applications  that  use  pcap_file()
       should,  if  possible, use calls that support large files on the return
       value of pcap_file() or the value returned by fileno() when passed  the
       return value of pcap_file().


SEE ALSO

       pcap(3), pcap_open_offline(3)



                                 5 April 2008                 PCAP_FILE(3PCAP)

libpcap 1.0.0 - Generated Wed Oct 29 18:38:06 CDT 2008
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