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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.


Download version 4.15 (stable)
released on 14 December 2016

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey22 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 January 2017.


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