Episode #623
Strace

Have you ever found yourself confusedly speculating about how a program works? Googling documentation and Stack Overflow answers, poking through the source code, but still feeling like you’re missing important information?

In this episode you’ll learn to use strace, a powerful tool for gathering hard data about exactly how a program interacts with the operating system. We’ll walk through a concrete example, in which we derive and drill into comprehensive intelligence on every file the Ruby bundle tool interacts with.

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