ltrace Alternatives

    ltrace is described as 'intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the signals received by that process. It can also intercept and print the system calls executed by the program. Used for debugging' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ltrace for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Process Monitor, which is free. Other great apps like ltrace are API Monitor (Free), Valgrind (Free, Open Source), ftrace (Free, Open Source) and ApproveAPI (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.
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    2. API Monitor is a Windows program that lets you monitor and control API calls made by applications and services. Its a powerful tool for seeing how applications and services work or for tracking down problems that you have in your own applications.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2013. See: http://www.rohitab.com/apimonitor/changelog



    3. Valgrind is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. There are Valgrind tools that can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, and profile your programs in detail. You can also use Valgrind to build new tools.
    4. Ftrace is an internal tracer designed to find what is going on inside the kernel. It can be used for debugging or analyzing latencies and performance issues that take place outside of user-space.
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      ApproveAPI? is a developer API for requesting a user's real-time approval on anything via Email, SMS, and in-app Mobile Push notifications with a consistent tap-to-approve user experience.
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      strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux. It is used to monitor interactions between processes and the Linux kernel, which include system calls, signal deliveries, and changes of process state.
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      DTrace is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool that is included by default with various operating systems, including Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. A Linux port is in development.
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    5. perf is a performance analyzing tool in Linux, available from Linux kernel version 2.6.31 under tools/perf, and is frequently updated and enhanced. It is capable of lightweight profiling, supports hardware performance counters, tracepoints, software performance counters (e.g.
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      C++ exception (and generic) stack trace debug suite.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Libcsdbg is a C++ exception stack tracer. When an exception is thrown, caught and handled, libcsdbg offers the tools to create and process the exception stack trace, the path the exception has propagated up the call stack, unwinding it, up to the section were it was handled.
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