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NAME

       capinfos - Prints information about capture files

SYNOPSIS

       capinfos [ -a ] [ -A ] [ -b ] [ -B ] [ -c ] [ -C ] [ -d ] [ -e ] [ -E ]
       [ -h ] [ -H ] [ -i ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -m ] [ -N ] [ -o ] [ -q ] [ -Q ]
       [ -r ] [ -R ] [ -s ] [ -S ] [ -t ] [ -T ] [ -u ] [ -x ] [ -y ] [ -z ]
       <infile> ...

DESCRIPTION

       Capinfos is a program that reads one or more capture files and returns
       some or all available statistics (infos) of each <infile> in one of two
       types of output formats: long or table.

       The long output is suitable for a human to read.  The table output is
       useful for generating a report that can be easily imported into a
       spreadsheet or database.

       The user specifies what type of output (long or table) and which
       statistics to display by specifying flags (options) that corresponding
       to the report type and desired infos.  If no options are specified,
       Capinfos will report all statistics available in "long" format.

       Options are processed from left to right order with later options
       superseding or adding to earlier options.

       Capinfos is able to detect and read the same capture files that are
       supported by Wireshark.  The input files don't need a specific filename
       extension; the file format and an optional gzip compression will be
       automatically detected.  Near the beginning of the DESCRIPTION section
       of wireshark(1) or
       http://www.wireshark.org/docs/man-pages/wireshark.html
       <http://www.wireshark.org/docs/man-pages/wireshark.html> is a detailed
       description of the way Wireshark handles this, which is the same way
       Capinfos handles this.

OPTIONS

       -a  Displays the start time of the capture.  Capinfos considers the
           earliest timestamp seen to be the start time, so the first packet
           in the capture is not necessarily the earliest - if packets exist
           "out-of-order", time-wise, in the capture, Capinfos detects this.

       -A  Generate all infos. By default capinfos will display all infos
           values for each input file, but enabling any of the individual
           display infos options will disable the generate all option.

       -b  Separate infos with ASCII SPACE (0x20) characters.  This option is
           only useful when generating a table style report (-T).  The various
           info values will be separated (delimited) from one another with a
           single ASCII SPACE character.

           NOTE: Since some of the header labels as well as some of the value
           fields contain SPACE characters.  This option is of limited value
           unless one of the quoting options (-q or -Q) is also specified.

       -B  Separate the infos with ASCII TAB characters.  This option is only
           useful when generating a table style report (-T).  The various info
           values will be separated (delimited) from one another with a single
           ASCII TAB character.  The TAB character is the default delimiter
           when -T style report is enabled.

       -c  Displays the number of packets in the capture file.

       -C  Cancel processing any additional files if and when capinfos should
           fail to open an input file.  By default capinfos will attempt to
           open each and every file name argument.

           Note: An error message will be written to stderr whenever capinfos
           fails to open a file regardless of whether the -C option is
           specified or not.  Upon exit, capinfos will return an error status
           if any errors occurred during processing.

       -d  Displays the total length of all packets in the file, in bytes.
           This counts the size of the packets as they appeared in their
           original form, not as they appear in this file.  For example, if a
           packet was originally 1514 bytes and only 256 of those bytes were
           saved to the capture file (if packets were captured with a snaplen
           or other slicing option), Capinfos will consider the packet to have
           been 1514 bytes.

       -e  Displays the end time of the capture.  Capinfos considers the
           latest timestamp seen to be the end time, so the last packet in the
           capture is not necessarily the latest - if packets exist "out-of-
           order", time-wise, in the capture, Capinfos detects this.

       -E  Displays the per-file encapsulation of the capture file.

       -h  Prints the help listing and exits.

       -H  Displays the SHA1, RIPEMD160, and MD5 hashes for the file.

       -i  Displays the average data rate, in bits/sec

       -l  Display the snaplen (if any) for a file.  snaplen (if available) is
           determined from the capture file header and by looking for
           truncated records in the capture file.

       -o  Displays "True" if packets exist in strict chronological order or
           "False" if one or more packets in the capture exists "out-of-order"
           time-wise.

       -L  Generate long report.  Capinfos can generate two different styles
           of reports.  The "long" report is the default style of output and
           is suitable for a human to use.

       -m  Separate the infos with comma (,) characters.  This option is only
           useful when generating a table style report (-T).  The various info
           values will be separated (delimited) from one another with a single
           comma "," character.

       -N  Do not quote the infos.  This option is only useful when generating
           a table style report (-T).  Excluding any quoting characters around
           the various values and using a TAB delimiter produces a very
           "clean" table report that is easily parsed with CLI tools.  By
           default infos are NOT quoted.

       -q  Quote infos with single quotes ('). This option is only useful when
           generating a table style report (-T).  When this option is enabled,
           each value will be encapsulated within a pair of single quote (')
           characters.  This option (when used  with the -m option) is useful
           for generating one type of CSV style file report.

       -Q  Quote infos with double quotes (").  This option is only useful
           when generating a table style report (-T).  When this option is
           enabled, each value will be encapsulated within a pair of double
           quote (") characters.  This option (when used with the -m option)
           is useful for generating the most common type of CSV style file
           report.

       -r  Do not generate header record.  This option is only useful when
           generating a table style report (-T).  If this option is specified
           then no header record will be generated within the table report.

       -R  Generate header record.  This option is only useful when generating
           a table style report (-T).  A header is generated by default.  A
           header record (if generated) is the first line of data reported and
           includes labels for all the columns included within the table
           report.

       -s  Displays the size of the file, in bytes.  This reports the size of
           the capture file itself.

       -S  Display the start and end times as seconds since January 1, 1970.
           Handy for synchronizing dumps using editcap -t.

       -t  Displays the capture type of the capture file.

       -T  Generate a table report. A table report is a text file that is
           suitable for importing into a spreadsheet or database.  Capinfos
           can build a tab delimited text file (the default) or several
           variations on Comma-separated values (CSV) files.

       -u  Displays the capture duration, in seconds.  This is the difference
           in time between the earliest packet seen and latest packet seen.

       -x  Displays the average packet rate, in packets/sec

       -y  Displays the average data rate, in bytes/sec

       -z  Displays the average packet size, in bytes

EXAMPLES

       To see a description of the capinfos options use:

           capinfos -h

       To generate a long form report for the capture file mycapture.pcap use:

           capinfos mycapture.pcap

       To generate a TAB delimited table form report for the capture file
       mycapture.pcap use:

           capinfos -T mycapture.pcap

       To generate a CSV style table form report for the capture file
       mycapture.pcap use:

           capinfos -T -m -Q mycapture.pcap

       or

           capinfos -TmQ mycapture.pcap

       To generate a TAB delimited table style report with just the filenames,
       capture type, capture encapsulation type and packet count for all the
       pcap files in the current directory use:

           capinfos -T -t -E -c *.pcap

       or

           capinfos -TtEs *.pcap

       Note: The ability to use of filename globbing characters are a feature
       of *nix style command shells.

       To generate a CSV delimited table style report of all infos for all
       pcap files in the current directory and write it to a text file called
       mycaptures.csv use:

           capinfos -TmQ *.pcap >mycaptures.csv

       The resulting mycaptures.csv file can be easily imported into
       spreadsheet applications.

SEE ALSO

       tcpdump(8), pcap(3), wireshark(1), mergecap(1), editcap(1), tshark(1),
       dumpcap(1)

NOTES

       Capinfos is part of the Wireshark distribution.  The latest version of
       Wireshark can be found at <http://www.wireshark.org>.

       HTML versions of the Wireshark project man pages are available at:
       http://www.wireshark.org/docs/man-pages
       <http://www.wireshark.org/docs/man-pages>.

AUTHORS

         Original Author
         -------- ------
         Ian Schorr           <ian[AT]ianschorr.com>

         Contributors
         ------------
         Gerald Combs         <gerald[AT]wireshark.org>
         Jim Young            <jyoung[AT]gsu.edu>