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Old 03-25-2005, 02:50 AM   #1
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Usage of strace

Hi all,

I wonder how I can find out which system calls are made from a program. I know that I should use "strace", I read the man page, but it always gave error when i tried possible combinations.(Let's say that the name of the file is "system.c"). In addition, I also want to find out system call numbers of system calls in that file, seperately from the first part i mentioned.

Thanks from now on.
Old 03-25-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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what do you mean by "system.c"? are you running it with binaries or source files?

lets say you want to strace firefox for example:

strace firefox
if you want to append the output to a file for later review:

 strace firefox &> firefox_strace.txt


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