NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

PCAP_FILE(3PCAP)                                            PCAP_FILE(3PCAP)

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       FILE *pcap_file(pcap_t *p);

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       pcap(3PCAP), pcap_open_offline(3PCAP)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the libpcap (packet capture library) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://www.tcpdump.org/⟩.  If you have a bug report for this manual
       page, see ⟨http://www.tcpdump.org/#patches⟩.  This page was obtained
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                               3 January 2014               PCAP_FILE(3PCAP)