Bug 82392 - Specifying env variables on strace cmdline
Summary: Specifying env variables on strace cmdline
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: strace
Version: beta5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Roland McGrath
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-01-21 20:27 UTC by Jakub Jelinek
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 03:58:09 UTC

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Description Jakub Jelinek 2003-01-21 20:27:05 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Roland McGrath 2003-01-22 04:45:39 UTC
I implemented it upstream, but after the 4.4.93 release.
The next release will have the -E switch.

Comment 2 Roland McGrath 2003-02-20 03:58:09 UTC
4.4.94 release has the feature and will hit rawhide soon enough.

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