like i get it people ask weird sideways questions and answering them directly isn't always helpful, but it doesn't exactly fucking help either that goading me into giving the excruciating detail then being like "well it seems like something is wrong" NO SHIT SHERLOCK THATS WHY IM HERE and now i typed a bunch of words absolutely nobody is going to help me with my problem BECAUSE I NEVER DO
like nerds jerk off to that people don't ask the right question and thus never answer any question that might potentially be caused by something else but they sure as fuck don't help when you lay out what your actual problem is, either. ever.
@anna strace should do the trick! It shows you every system call a program makes, so you can find the exec or whatever
@lil_ocean hmm doesnt seem to be showing the exact command its running in bash tho
@anna dang, maybe you can set -x for bash in your profile or something? Or replace bash with a wrapper that calls bash -x. I think /proc also has the original args given to a process but that might not be any better than strace. I mean it's definitely possible to figure it out but it might be a huge pain.
@anna also I believe there's a flag for strace to trace child processes as well, so that might help
@anna looking too closely at what commands steam executes is how you lose your home directory to an `rm -rf $unbound_var` isn't it
@diodelass probably but i just want to run the damn shadowbringers benchmark in the same prefix as the game and also figure out how to run the non steam version of ffxiv before they yoink that option from me
I'm not entirely sure, however
/tmp/dumps/[user]_stdout.txt does have some output of what happens behind the scenes on my gentoo box
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