easily strace all your apache processes

ps auxw | awk '/(apache|httpd)/{print"strace -F -p " $2}' | sh
No need for grep or xargs

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2017-11-26 17:34:41

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  • This one-liner will use strace to attach to all of the currently running apache processes output and piped from the initial "ps auxw" command into some awk. Show Sample Output


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    ps auxw | grep sbin/apache | awk '{print"-p " $2}' | xargs strace
    px · 2011-03-14 21:45:22 7
  • Like the original version except it does not include the parent apache process or the grep process and adds "sudo" so it can be run by user.


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    ps h --ppid $(cat /var/run/apache2.pid) | awk '{print"-p " $1}' | xargs sudo strace
    colinmollenhour · 2012-03-21 01:59:41 0
  • Will open strace on all apache process, on systems using sbin/apache (debian) or sbin/httpd (redhat), and will follow threads newly created.


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    ps auxw | grep -E 'sbin/(apache|httpd)' | awk '{print"-p " $2}' | xargs strace -F
    gormux · 2016-08-04 10:59:58 0
  • This version also attaches to new processes forked by the parent apache process. That way you can trace all current and *future* apache processes.


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    ps auxw | grep sbin/apache | awk '{print"-p " $2}' | xargs strace -f
    msealand · 2013-02-19 19:14:57 0

  • -1
    ps -C apache o pid= | sed 's/^/-p /' | xargs strace
    depesz · 2011-03-15 08:46:33 0

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