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I have a video stream from a video4linux device


I want to programmatically dump this stream for a predefined amount of time.

I think to schedule the jobs I might use cron and update it each day?

Any advice on how to achieve this ?

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Use a cron job to fire a script that calls tcpdump with the command-line options that are relevant to you. The documentation for tcpdump should help you with the specifics.

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What does this have to do with network traffic? – Mark Wagner Apr 28 '11 at 19:26
If you're asking "what does tcpdump have to do with network traffic?", then I will also advise you to read the documentation as well. tcpdump is a network sniffer. – mfinni Apr 28 '11 at 19:41
By "this" I mean the question. – Mark Wagner Apr 28 '11 at 20:08
So, did you mean to attach your comment to the question instead of my answer? I see "dump" and "stream" and I assumed it was a question related to the network traffic that happened to be video. I might be off-base. Who knows - Fabrizio never came back to this site, it appears. – mfinni Apr 28 '11 at 20:35

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