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PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)                                      PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)


       pcap_dump_open, pcap_dump_open_append, pcap_dump_fopen - open a file to
       which to write packets


       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       pcap_dumper_t *pcap_dump_open(pcap_t *p, const char *fname);
       pcap_dumper_t *pcap_dump_open_append(pcap_t *p, const char *fname);
       pcap_dump_fopen(3) *p, FILE *fp);


       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).  If the file does not
       exist, it will be created; if the file exists, it will be truncated and
       overwritten.  The name "-" is a synonym for stdout.

       pcap_dump_fopen() is called to write data to an existing open stream fp;
       this stream will be closed by a subsequent call to
       pcap_dump_close(3).  The stream is assumed to be at the beginning of
       a file that has been newly created or truncated, so that writes will
       start at the beginning of the file.  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(3) and activated by an earlier call to
       pcap_activate(3), or returned by an earlier call to
       pcap_open_offline(3), pcap_open_live(3), or
       pcap_open_dead(3).  The time stamp precision, link-layer type, and
       snapshot length from p are used as the link-layer type and snapshot
       length of the output file.

       pcap_dump_open_append() is like pcap_dump_open() but, if the file already
       exists, and is a pcap file with the same byte order as the host opening
       the file, and has the same time stamp precision, link-layer header type,
       and snapshot length as p, it will write new packets at the end of the


       A pointer to a pcap_dumper_t structure to use in subsequent
       pcap_dump(3) and pcap_dump_close(3) calls is returned on success.
       NULL is returned on failure.  If NULL is returned, pcap_geterr(3) can
       be used to get the error text.


       The pcap_dump_open_append() function became available in libpcap release
       1.7.2.  In previous releases, there is no support for appending packets
       to an existing savefile.


       pcap(3), pcap-savefile(5)

                                   3 July 2020             PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)

libpcap 1.10.2 - Generated Mon Jan 2 07:34:43 CST 2023
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