pcap_fileno(3PCAP) man page

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This man page documents libpcap version 1.11.0-PRE-GIT (see also: 1.10.4, 1.10.2, 1.10.1, 1.10.0, 1.9.1, 1.8.1, 1.7.4, 1.6.2, 1.5.3).

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pcap_fileno - get the file descriptor for a live capture


#include <pcap/pcap.h>

int pcap_fileno(pcap_t *p);


If p refers to a network device that was opened for a live capture using a combination of pcap_create(3PCAP) and pcap_activate(3PCAP), or using pcap_open_live(3PCAP), pcap_fileno() returns the file descriptor from which captured packets are read.

If p refers to a ``savefile'' that was opened using functions such as pcap_open_offline(3PCAP) or pcap_fopen_offline(3PCAP), a ``dead'' pcap_t opened using pcap_open_dead(3PCAP), or a pcap_t that was created with pcap_create() but that has not yet been activated with pcap_activate(), it returns PCAP_ERROR.




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