Tag Archives: strace

My Sysadmin Toolbox

After seeing lots of these at Linux.com recently, I thought I’d try to come up with my own list. I used to be a sysadmin (I’m now a programmer), and I’ve long felt that you really a good set of tools (and to know how to use them) in order to be most productive. zsh […]

Recalcitrant CGI problems

One of the most useful tools in my box of diagnstics is strace (aka ktrace on FreeBSD or truss on Solaris). Right now, I’ve got a Perl CGI script that’s failing and I don’t know why. It would be useful to see what it’s doing in terms of system calls that’s making it fail. Unfortunately, […]