catch_exception_tool—Catch Mach exceptions and display information about them
catch_exception_tool -m SERVICE [OPTION…]
Runs a Mach exception server registered with the bootstrap server under the name SERVICE. The exception server is capable of receiving exceptions for “behavior” values of
EXCEPTION_STATE_IDENTITY, with or without
Information about the exception will be appended to FILE instead of the standard output stream.
Check in with the bootstrap server under the name SERVICE. This service name may already be reserved with the bootstrap server in cases where this tool is started by launchd(8) as a result of a message being sent to a service declared in a job’s
MachServices dictionary (see launchd.plist(5)). The service name may also be completely unknown to the system.
Continue processing exceptions after the first one. The default mode is one-shot, where this tool exits after processing the first exception.
Run for a maximum of TIMEOUT seconds. Specify
0 to request non-blocking operation, in which the tool exits immediately if no exception is received. In --persistent mode, TIMEOUT applies to the overall duration that this tool will run, not to the processing of individual exceptions. When --timeout is not specified, this tool will block indefinitely while waiting for an exception.
Display help and exit.
Output version information and exit.
Run a one-shot blocking exception server registered with the bootstrap server under the name
$ catch_exception_tool --mach-service=svc --file=out &  1233 $ exception_port_tool --set-handler=handler=bootstrap:svc crasher Illegal instruction: 4 + Done catch_exception_tool --mach-service=svc --file=out $ cat out catch_exception_tool: behavior EXCEPTION_DEFAULT|MACH_EXCEPTION_CODES, pid 1234, thread 56789, exception EXC_CRASH, codes 0x4200001, 0, original exception EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION, original code 1, signal SIGILL
Run an on-demand exception server started by launchd(5) available via the bootstrap server under the name
$ `on_demand_service_tool --load --label=catch_exception \ --mach-service=svc \ $(which catch_exception_tool) --mach-service=svc \ --file=/tmp/out --persistent --timeout=0 $ exception_port_tool --set-handler=handler=bootstrap:svc crasher Illegal instruction: 4 $ on_demand_service_tool --unload --label=catch_exception $ cat /tmp/out catch_exception_tool: behavior EXCEPTION_DEFAULT|MACH_EXCEPTION_CODES, pid 2468, thread 13579, exception EXC_CRASH, codes 0x4200001, 0, original exception EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION, original code 1, signal SIGILL
Success. In --persistent mode with a --timeout set, it is considered successful if at least one exception was caught when the timer expires.
Failure, with a message printed to the standard error stream.
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