error::sdt - Linux


error::sdt is a command-line tool used for source-level debugging of software. It provides detailed error messages and stack traces for errors encountered during the execution of a program. error::sdt is especially useful for debugging multithreaded applications, where traditional debugging techniques can be challenging.


error::sdt [options] [program] [arguments]


  • -h, –help: Display help and usage information.
  • -d, –debug-level: Set the debug level. Higher levels provide more detailed error information.
  • -t, –thread-id: Specify a specific thread ID to debug.
  • -s, –stack-trace: Print a stack trace for each error.
  • -m, –message: Display only the error message.
  • -j, –json: Output error information in JSON format.
  • -o, –output-file: Specify an output file for error information.


Simple Usage:

error::sdt ./myprogram

Debugging a specific thread:

error::sdt -t 42 ./myprogram

Outputting error information to a file:

error::sdt -o errors.log ./myprogram

Common Issues

  • No errors are being reported: Make sure the program being debugged is compiled with error detection enabled.
  • Too much error information: Adjust the debug level using the -d option to reduce the amount of output.
  • Stack traces are missing: Ensure that the program is built with debug symbols.


error::sdt can be integrated with other Linux commands and tools, such as:

  • g++: Use the -g flag to compile your program with debug symbols enabled.
  • gdb: Use the run command within gdb to execute your program with error::sdt.

Related Commands

  • gdb: A powerful debugger used for low-level debugging.
  • dtruss: A tool for tracing system calls and library functions.
  • strace: A tool for tracing system calls.