Man page of PCAP_GETERR

Section: Misc. Reference Manual Pages (3PCAP)
Updated: 15 January 2016
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This man page documents libpcap version 1.9.1 (see also: git master branch, 1.10.1, 1.10.0, 1.9.0, 1.8.1, 1.7.4, 1.6.2, 1.5.3).

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NAME

pcap_geterr, pcap_perror - get or print libpcap error message text

SYNOPSIS

#include <pcap/pcap.h>

char *pcap_geterr(pcap_t *p);
void pcap_perror(pcap_t *p, const char *prefix);

DESCRIPTION

pcap_geterr() returns the error text pertaining to the last pcap library error. NOTE: the pointer it returns will no longer point to a valid error message string after the pcap_t passed to it is closed; you must use or copy the string before closing the pcap_t.

pcap_perror() prints the text of the last pcap library error on stderr, prefixed by prefix.

SEE ALSO

pcap(3PCAP)


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