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I'm on Windows and turned on "capture to a permanent file" under Output, but the pcap file does not get updated until the capture is stopped. Is there anything I can do to keep the file constantly updated while capturing packets in real time? Thanks.

asked 10 Apr '16, 17:57

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what are you trying to do?

(19 Apr '16, 13:48) Kurt Knochner ♦

The pcap file isn't updated after every packet - it would be very inefficient if it did - but it doesn't only get updated after capturing is stopped either. Perhaps this Microsoft article on File Caching will explain.

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