CTF Trace File Formats

You can view the results of a trace in one of two formats. The default is as a simple text file, or you can create a compressed binary file, which can be viewed using the CTF Viewer.

Text format trace files have the advantage that you can view them in a text editor, but there are a number of disadvantages:

Binary format trace files cannot be viewed in a text editor, but they provide the following advantages:

You can view binary format trace files using the CTF Viewer.