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Install Strace on Linux Mint 20 - Step by step process ?



Strace is a useful Linux utility that is designed for debugging and diagnosing issues with the system. It mainly monitors the system calls that are generated behind every action that your computer system takes.

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In this context, we shall look into the process of installing and using the Strace utility on a Linux Mint 20 system.


Steps to install Strace on Linux Mint machine 

In order to install the Strace program execution tracing utility on a Linux Mint 20 system, you will have to perform the steps outlined below.


1. Install Strace on the system

You can install Strace on Linux Mint 20 simply by running the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install strace –y


2. Confirm Strace installation

Now, to confirm Strace installation, we can just look up its installed version with the help of the command shown below:

$ strace --version

This will display the version of Strace utility installed on our system.


How to use Strace on Linux Mint ?

You can use Strace on your system with the help of the steps outlined below.


1. Check out how to Use Strace on Linux Mint 20

First, you should check how you can use Strace on Linux Mint 20 by looking for its help manual with the following command:

$ strace --help

This will display All the details of using this utility.


2. Run Strace for a Random Linux Mint 20 Command:

Now, you can run the Strace test on a Linux Mint 20 command of your choice in the following manner:

$ strace ls

The complete Strace test for the "ls" command will be displayed.


How to Uninstall Strace from Linux Mint 20 ?

If you wish to remove Strace from Linux Mint 20, then you need to run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove strace 


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Conclusion

This article covers how you can install and use Strace very conveniently on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Strace is a very powerful Troubleshooting tool for tracing system calls.


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