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We have a small script that essentially does the following:

A) Capture packets using tcpdump and pipe to output file.
B) Run our own clean + sort script on output file.
C) Display results using | sort | etc etc...

So, we were wondering if there is a tcpdump parameter that sets the number of packets tcpdump will capture before exiting?


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man tcpdump, -c is your option.

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