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Debugging tool

Strace is a system call tracer: it traces all system calls made by another process or program. Since the program to be traced does not need to be recompiled before tracing, strace is useful for programs for which the source is not readily available.



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Verified by

Janet Casey

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22 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Wichert Akkerman Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteLinux kernel 2.4 or later (for tracing multithreaded processes); autoconf; Linux kernel 2.4 kernel headers
Required to useLinux kernel 2.2.7 or later


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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