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Using strace to debug application errors


strace might provide the valuable clue that helps you find a problem.
strace is a common tool upon many GNU/Linux systems including Debian. Put simply strace is a "system call tracer" - which is where it gets its name from.

Using strace, as root, you can monitor the system calls made by any process upon your system. This can be enormously beneficial when you have a misbehaving program.
 read more | score:7340 | -Ray, February 17, 2006
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