I have a process that fails on startup due to some permission issues. I want to check what files it tries to open on startup but with lsof I can list only opened files for a running process but what can I do when it fails to start?


You can start process by hand, and use strace to know what files it tried to open:

strace -f -e trace=open -o process.trace <command to start process>

Then manipulate file process.trace to determine what you want.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.