Debugging with GDB: The GNU Source-Level Debugger by Richard M. StallmanThe GNU Debugger allows you to see what is going on inside a program while it executes - or what a program was doing at the moment it crashed.
GDB supports C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly among other languages; it is also designed to work closely with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).
The GNU Debugger Program has four special features that helps you catch bugs in the act:
* It starts your program for you, specifying anything that might affect its behavior.
* Makes your program stop under specified conditions.
* Examines what happened when the program stopped.
* Allows you to experiment with changes to see what effect they have on the program.
This book will show you:
* setting and clearing breakpoints
* examining the stack, source files and data
* examining the symbol table
* altering program execution
* specifying a target for debugging
* how to control the debugger
* how to use canned command sequences
* how to install GDB
* and much more!
This manual is written for programmers. It is designed so someone can begin utilizing GDB after just reading the first chapter, or read the whole manual and master the program. Synopsis of ideas and extensive examples are given.
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GDB is invoked with the shell command "gdb". Once started, it reads commands from the terminal until you tell it to exit with the GDB command "quit". You can get online help from GDB itself by using the command "help". You can run "gdb" with no arguments or options; but the most usual way to start GDB is with one argument or two, specifying an executable program as the argument: gdb program You can also start with both an executable program and a core file specified: gdb program core You can, instead, specify a process ID as a second argument, if you want to debug a running process: gdb program gdb -p would attach GDB to process unless you also have a file named ; GDB does check for a core file first. With option -p you can omit the program filename. Here are some of the most frequently needed GDB commands: break [ file :] functiop Set a breakpoint at function in file. Stallman and Roland H.
From to it was maintained by John Gilmore. GDB offers extensive facilities for tracing and altering the execution of computer programs. The user can monitor and modify the values of programs' internal variables , and even call functions independently of the program's normal behavior. Newer releases will likely not support some of these. GDB is still actively developed. As of version 7.
The GNU Source-Level Debugger
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