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[edit] Description

Ltrace traces both system and library calls.

Ltrace is quite similar to strace the main differences being:

  • ltrace can trace also function calls between shared libraries.
  • ltrace does not work over clone(). If threading or forking is used, ltrace needs to be attached to the process after that has happened.

[edit] Packages

source: ltrace

binary: ltrace

[edit] Usage Examples

Attach to the process with process id pid and begin tracing:

# ltrace -p pid

[edit] Links

[ltrace man page](/development/documentation/man_pages/ltrace.html)

[edit] See Also

strace, latrace