Linux strace Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)


The Linux command line offers many tools that are helpful for software developers. One among them is strace, basics of which we’ll be discussing in this tutorial using some easy to understand examples.

But before we do that, it’s worth mentioning that all examples in this article have been tested on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine.

Linux strace command

The strace command in Linux lets you trace system calls and signals. Following is its syntax:

strace [OPTIONS] command

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