ktrace as a replacement for strace

Ruben de Groot mail25 at bzerk.org
Tue Feb 8 07:12:12 PST 2005

On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 03:59:28AM -0800, Loren M. Lang typed:
> I'm looking for a replacement for the strace program I used to use on
> linux; freebsd has a port of strace, but it just hangs everytime I use
> it.  It looks like the bsd version of strace would be ktrace/kdump.  I
> was able to get these to print a trace of the program I ran, but it
> doesn't do all the nice substatuting that strace was able to do.
> Mainly, I just want the first argument of open to look like a string
> instead of a 32 bit pointer that I can't read.  I'm trying to figure out
> what files this program is trying to read so I can edit it's
> configuration file.

I think truss(8) will suit your needs better.


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