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xlibtrace

xlibtrace displays the interaction between X11 client programs and the X11 client shared library (libX11.so) by showing the Xlib calls that are made. Output is shown in a style similar to strace(1). It works by using the $LD_PRELOAD dynamic linker option to insert itself between the target X11 client program and libX11.so. This allows it to "intercept" all calls to X functions, whereupon it has the opportunity to print the name of the function being called, along with any arguments and return value. This can be particularly useful when analyzing the behavior of closed-source X11 programs.

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