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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_open_append(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(8) 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 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 does not create the file if it does not exist and, if it does already exist, 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 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) 16 February 2015 PCAP_DUMP_OPEN(3)