The tool tracepp pretty prints the content of a trace file in various human readable output formats. A proviso is that the requested information, especially information about state vectors, must be present in the trace. If no explicit input trace file is given, input is read from stdin.

Manual page for tracepp


tracepp   [OPTION]... [INFILE [OUTFILE]]


Convert the trace in INFILE and save it in another format to OUTFILE. If OUTFILEis not present, stdout is used. If INFILE is not present, stdin is used.

Input should be either in plain format, which means a text file with one action on each line, or the mCRL2 trace format (as generated by lps2lts, for example).

Command line options

-fFORMAT , --format=FORMAT

print the trace in the specified FORMAT:


plain text


plain text with state vectors


the mCRL2 format


the Aldebaran format


the GraphViz format


append timing measurements to FILE. Measurements are written to standard error if no FILE is provided

Standard options

-q , --quiet

do not display warning messages

-v , --verbose

display short intermediate messages

-d , --debug

display detailed intermediate messages


display intermediate messages up to and including level

-h , --help

display help information


display version information


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