newproc.d(1m) USER COMMANDS newproc.d(1m)
newproc.d - snoop new processes. Uses DTrace.
newproc.d is a DTrace OneLiner to snoop new processes as they are run.
The argument listing is printed.
This is useful to identify short lived processes that are usually
difficult to spot using traditional tools.
Docs/oneliners.txt and Docs/Examples/oneliners_examples.txt in the
DTraceToolkit contain this as a oneliner that can be cut-n-paste to run.
Since this uses DTrace, only users with root privileges can run this
This prints new processes until Ctrl-C is hit.
CPU The CPU that recieved the event
ID A DTrace probe ID for the event
The DTrace probe name for the event
These contains the argument listing for the new process
See the DTraceToolkit for further documentation under the Docs directory.
The DTraceToolkit docs may include full worked examples with verbose
descriptions explaining the output.
newproc.d will run forever until Ctrl-C is hit.
Brendan Gregg [Sydney, Australia]
execsnoop(1M), dtrace(1M), truss(1)
version 1.00 May 15, 2005 newproc.d(1m)