pcap_setfilter(3PCAP) man page

Updated: 5 March 2022
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This man page documents libpcap version 1.11.0-PRE-GIT (see also: 1.10.1, 1.10.0, 1.9.1, 1.9.0, 1.8.1, 1.7.4, 1.6.2, 1.5.3).

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NAME

pcap_setfilter - set the filter

SYNOPSIS

#include <pcap/pcap.h>

int pcap_setfilter(pcap_t *p, struct bpf_program *fp);

DESCRIPTION

pcap_setfilter() is used to specify a filter program. fp is a pointer to a bpf_program struct, usually the result of a call to pcap_compile(3PCAP).

RETURN VALUE

pcap_setfilter() returns 0 on success, PCAP_ERROR_NOT_ACTIVATED if called on a capture handle that has been created but not activated, or PCAP_ERROR on other errors. If PCAP_ERROR is returned, pcap_geterr(3PCAP) or pcap_perror(3PCAP) may be called with p as an argument to fetch or display the error text.

SEE ALSO

pcap(3PCAP)


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