Skip to main content
Python Software Foundation 20th Year Anniversary Fundraiser  Donate today!

Report files opened while executing a command

Project description


Python library and command line tool for collecting strace events


This library works as wrapper for strace generating syscall events that may be used by applications for system calls activity analisys.

In order to be able to handle long process executions without massive log generation, the library uses a multiprocess architecture. The main process runs strace with the output being sent to a name FIFO, a secondary process consumes the data from the FIFO, parses, and generates the events.


pip3 install --user pystrace

How to use (Lib)

from pystrace import Tracer

def on_event(event):

my_tracer = Tracer(["id"], on_event, filter_syscalls="file", filter_return="successful")

How to use (command ine tool)

pystrace -- command


# Trace only file related syscalls with successful result
pystrace -s file -r successful -- who

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for pystrace, version 0.0.1
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size pystrace-0.0.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (11.7 kB) File type Wheel Python version py2.py3 Upload date Hashes View
Filename, size pystrace-0.0.1.tar.gz (11.4 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page