using the terminal effectively

James Livingston jrl at
Thu Oct 20 09:44:00 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 11:31 +0200, Duncan Lithgow wrote:
> So would I. I have a related question...
> Is it possible to see the commands an app is giving to the kernel 
> (forgive me if I'm confused) to I can learn by seeing how the different 
> aps interact with my system.

The command you want is "strace". The man page has a lot of detail, but
"strace command args" is the simplest form.


James "Doc" Livingston
"...And the lord said, `lo, there shall only be case or default labels
inside a switch statement'" -- MPW C error message
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