How do I implement a wrapper script pstrace in bash that changees the interface of

[sudo] strace -c -p [PID]


[sudo] pstrace -c -p [PROCESS-NAME]

similar to how

killall [PROCESS-NAME]

is used. With completion and everything.


killall tabing is handled with bash-completion package at lease on ubuntu. You can see the script at


You'd have to either find a script to drop in that directory or write your own. But for strace the -p is for a pid so not sure how well bash-completion would work.

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