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Re: strace trap tool needed?



On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 01:48 +0200, Christoph Höger wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> a little tool came up to my mind today: How about the possibility to
> strace a given binary upon execution and write the output to some file?
> That could be easy to do (I've already roughly written the code down),
> so I am not going to make a package of it.
> 
> To demonstrate my idea:
> if you invoke the script like:
> 
> trap-strace /usr/bin/less -o /tmp/less.strace
> 
> after invoking less you cat /tmp/less.strace to see what was going on.
> 
> Does anyone else need such a tool?
> If so, what package could collect it, and what constraints (language,
> i/o, etc.) should it comply with?
> 

any reason

strace -o /tmp/less.strace /usr/bin/less

won't work?

Or did I miss something?

Dave.


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