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unbuffered tcpdump

Terminal - unbuffered tcpdump
tcp(){ tcpdump -nUs0 -w- -iinterface $1|tcpdump -n${2-A}r- ;} usage: tcp '[primitives]' [X|XX]
2011-03-07 03:40:11
User: argv
Functions: tcpdump
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unbuffered tcpdump

Sometimes the question comes up: How to get unbuffered tcpdump output into the next program in the pipe? i.e. if your OS forces you to wait for the buffer to fill before the next program sees any of the output

If you use -Uw- then you can't use -A (or -X or -XX) at the same time.

When the question comes up, I've never seen anyone suggest this simple solution: chaining 2 tcpdump instances.

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