pcapdump(1)                                                        pcapdump(1)

       pcapdump - dedicated packet capture utility

       pcapdump [OPTIONS]...

       pcapdump captures packets from a network interface and writes them to a
       dumpfile. The filename argument given to -w will be formated  by  strf-

       -i interface
              Input interface to read packets from.

       -r pcap file
              Dump file to read packets from.

       -w pcap file
              Dump file to write filtered packets to.

       -f expression
              BPF expression which selects packets to be filtered.

       -s snaplen
              Capture snaplen bytes of data from each packet.

       -p     Disable promiscuous mode sniffing.

       -u owner
              Set the output file's owning user to owner.

       -g group
              Set the output file's owning group to group.

       -m mode
              Set the output file's mode to mode, specified in octal.

       -t secs
              Dump file rotation interval in seconds.

       -c count
              Exit after capturing count packets.

       -T secs
              Exit after capturing during this amount of seconds.

       -H     Only  capture  link, network, and transport headers; do not cap-
              ture application-layer data.

       -S sample value
              Sample the packet stream by only dumping 1 in every sample value

       -R     Together with -S, sample the packets randomly, not systematical-

       -P pidfile
              Daemonize the process and write its PID to pidfile.

       -C config file
              File to read configuration variables from.  Instead  of  passing
              configuration  through  the  command line, a file can be used to
              specify values for the bpf, device,  filefmt,  group,  interval,
              mode,  owner,  promisc,  and snaplen options (not all need to be
              specified;   defaults   will    be    used    otherwise).    See
              /usr/share/doc/pcaputils/examples/pcapdump/eth0 for an example.

                                  9 May 2009                       pcapdump(1)

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