Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains some common questions that the Perfetto team is asked and their answers.

How do I open trace in UI from command line?

When collecting traces from the command line, a convenient way to open traces is to use the open_trace_in_ui script.

This can be used as follows:

curl -OL https://github.com/google/perfetto/raw/master/tools/open_trace_in_ui chmod +x open_trace_in_ui ./open_trace_in_ui -i /path/to/trace

If you already have a Perfetto checkout, the first steps can be skipped. From the Perfetto root, run:

tools/open_trace_in_ui -i /path/to/trace