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authorChris Maynard <Christopher.Maynard@GTECH.COM>2013-12-02 19:17:12 +0000
committerChris Maynard <Christopher.Maynard@GTECH.COM>2013-12-02 19:17:12 +0000
commit93f15d640cc3d00cd76bdd054d998e8cd2885eac (patch)
treed8b2617b828a814cfdc53a29a739ae19ec966985 /doc/tshark.pod
parent5e7b58ab94cce08497fef59b167191ed26e055b2 (diff)
Specify SI units for the max filesize autostop condition. For now, keep the capture buffer size in IEC units, but document it as such.
#BACKPORT(1.10, 1.8(?)) svn path=/trunk/; revision=53728
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diff --git a/doc/tshark.pod b/doc/tshark.pod
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--- a/doc/tshark.pod
+++ b/doc/tshark.pod
@@ -165,7 +165,7 @@ B<duration>:I<value> Stop writing to a capture file after I<value> seconds
have elapsed.
B<filesize>:I<value> Stop writing to a capture file after it reaches a size of
-I<value> KiB. If this option is used together with the -b option, B<TShark>
+I<value> kB. If this option is used together with the -b option, B<TShark>
will stop writing to the current capture file and switch to the next one if
filesize is reached. When reading a capture file, B<TShark> will stop reading
the file after the number of bytes read exceeds this number (the complete
@@ -199,7 +199,7 @@ B<duration>:I<value> switch to the next file after I<value> seconds have
elapsed, even if the current file is not completely filled up.
B<filesize>:I<value> switch to the next file after it reaches a size of
-I<value> KiB. Note that the filesize is limited to a maximum value of 2 GiB.
+I<value> kB. Note that the filesize is limited to a maximum value of 2 GiB.
B<files>:I<value> begin again with the first file after I<value> number of
files were written (form a ring buffer). This value must be less than 100000.
@@ -210,16 +210,16 @@ go to the next file. It should be noted that each B<-b> parameter takes exactly
one criterion; to specify two criterion, each must be preceded by the B<-b>
option.
-Example: B<-b filesize:1024 -b files:5> results in a ring buffer of five files
-of size one megabyte.
+Example: B<-b filesize:1000 -b files:5> results in a ring buffer of five files
+of size one megabyte each.
=item -B E<lt>capture buffer sizeE<gt>
-Set capture buffer size (in MB, default is 2MB). This is used by the
+Set capture buffer size (in MiB, default is 2 MiB). This is used by
the capture driver to buffer packet data until that data can be written
to disk. If you encounter packet drops while capturing, try to increase
this size. Note that, while B<Tshark> attempts to set the buffer size
-to 2MB by default, and can be told to set it to a larger value, the
+to 2 MiB by default, and can be told to set it to a larger value, the
system or interface on which you're capturing might silently limit the
capture buffer size to a lower value or raise it to a higher value.
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ occurrence of the B<-i> option, it sets the default capture buffer size.
If used after an B<-i> option, it sets the capture buffer size for
the interface specified by the last B<-i> option occurring before
this option. If the capture buffer size is not set specifically,
-the default capture buffer size is used if provided.
+the default capture buffer size is used instead.
=item -c E<lt>capture packet countE<gt>