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Debugging code with strace

Jan 09, 2009, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"strace is free software governed by a BSD-style license. It was originally written by Paul Kranenburg for SunOS and was inspired by the SunOS trace utility. The SunOS version was ported to Linux by Branko Lankester, who also wrote the Linux kernel support. In 1993, Rick Sladkey merged strace 2.5 for SunOS and the second release of strace for Linux, added many of the features of truss(1) from SVR4, producing an strace that worked on both platforms. Today, strace is maintained by Wichert Akkerman and Roland McGrath. strace is available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 at version 4.5.8, Fedora Core 4 at version 4.5.11, and is also available at version 4.5.12 from SourceForge.net. Version 4.5.12 is discusses in this article."

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