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22.TH PCAP_OPEN_DEAD 3PCAP "5 April 2008"
23.SH NAME
24pcap_open_dead \- open a fake pcap_t for compiling filters or opening a
25capture for output
26.SH SYNOPSIS
27.nf
28.ft B
29#include <pcap/pcap.h>
30.ft
31.LP
32.ft B
33pcap_t *pcap_open_dead(int linktype, int snaplen);
34.ft
35.fi
36.SH DESCRIPTION
37.PP
38.B pcap_open_dead()
39is used for creating a
40.B pcap_t
41structure to use when calling the other functions in libpcap. It is
42typically used when just using libpcap for compiling BPF code.
43.PP
44.I linktype
45specifies the link-layer type for the
46.BR pcap_t .
47.PP
48.I snaplen
49specifies the snapshot length for the
50.BR pcap_t .
51.SH SEE ALSO
52pcap(3PCAP), pcap-linktype(@MAN_MISC_INFO@)