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Re: bin/48005 (tcpdump: option -C broken)

The following reply was made to PR bin/48005; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "David H. Gutteridge" <>
Subject: Re: bin/48005 (tcpdump: option -C broken)
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:35:59 -0500

 On Wed, 22 Feb 2017, at 13:14:22 +0100, Jörn Clausen wrote:
 > I didn't expect an answer after all this time :)
 > Thanks for the explanation. From my point of view this PR can be
 > closed, but maybe someone wants to fix the documentation?
 I'll have a go at suggesting some brief additions if no one else gets
 to it first. (There was originally a touch more detail under the -Z
 option that seems pertinent from my perspective which was removed
 during one of the many merges over the years. Also, -C should carry a
 If you're using the pkgsrc version of tcpdump, note that as of today,
 it also enforces dropped privileges.[1] (I think that, too, merits a
 warning in the applicable man page. Also, in my understanding, it will
 still behave differently than the base NetBSD version as concerns
 opening output files.)

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