Problems Running strace with Ubuntu 11.04

William R Agosto Padilla agopad at
Thu Sep 1 16:37:17 UTC 2011

Dear strace Developers,

I am seeking help with using strace with Ubuntu 11.04. I installed the
latest version (strace_4.5.20-2ubuntu2_i386<>)
of strace, after trying to use it unsuccessfully. Now that is installed, it
is not running. When I run a command like "strace -e trace=network -o
~mydirectory/Documents/strace_out.txt", it takes me automatically to the
strace man page. I reviewed that command syntax and it is correct. However,
I cannot get it to work. Do you know of any problems with strace and Ubuntu?
Is there other tracing utilities or programs that I could use to do the same
thing that strace does? If so, where do I find it?



William R. Agosto Padilla
Department of Defense
Computer Scientist, (MSITS)/
Psychology Associate
(443) 479-6907 (Office)
(410) 615-3315 (Cell)
agopad at
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