Marki555 Marki555 - 6 days ago 4x
Linux Question

Show complete arguments in strace even in curly brackets

I know the

option should display longer arguments, but it doesn't work always (probably because of those curly brackets meaning array or nested arguments?).

Even after running
strace -s1000 my_command
this argument is still truncated:

ioctl(3, SNDCTL_TMR_TEMPO or TCGETA, {B9600 -opost -isig -icanon -echo ...}) = 0

How can I see the complete arguments?


There is no such option in the strace parameters. However, due to the opensource nature of this great utility, you can disable abbreviation totally by patching the defs.h header in the strace sources:

< #define abbrev(tcp)   ((tcp)->qual_flg & QUAL_ABBREV)
> #define abbrev(tcp)   0

I've patched that way strace-4.9 from my local gentoo /usr/portage/distfiles/ software sources storage. It doesn't require to download latest strace sources from sourceforge.