Trace runs the Java language program passed as an argument and generates a trace of its execution. Trace is a simple command line tool that uses the Java Debug Interface (JDI). Programs need not be compiled for debugging since this information is not used.
Trace can be invoked as follows:
java Trace options class argsYour classpath must include the Java 2 SDK's lib/tools.jar file which contains the JDI Library (see set-up), the path to the compiled trace class files, and the path for the application being traced.
Available options are:
Full source code for trace is included in the
trace directory of
code of these example application is included to provide concrete
examples for debugger developers. Example code may be used,
modified and redistributed by debugger developers providing they
adhere to the terms in the copyright notice.
To completely rebuild the trace classes from the provided
source files in the
trace directory, you need only to
compile them. No special options are required, aside from those
which set your classpath to include the JDI Library in