Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82392
Specifying env variables on strace cmdline
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:12 EDT
I think it would be good idea if strace accepted NAME=VALUE
arguments before name of command it should run and put them
into environment, so that if I want to see what:
actually does, I can run:
strace LD_TRACE_LOADED_OBJECTS=1 ./somebinary
Similarly LD_LIBRARY_PATH, when I want strace itself use different
one from what I want for the binary, etc.
That is reasonable, though perhaps -E foo=bar instead of breaking
either funny-named files or funny-named envvars. Of course you can
always strace env foo=bar blah and ignore the part before the execve.
I implemented it upstream, but after the 4.4.93 release.
The next release will have the -E switch.
4.4.94 release has the feature and will hit rawhide soon enough.