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24.18 Miscellaneous GDB/MI Commands

The -gdb-exit Command

Synopsis

 
 -gdb-exit

Exit No value for GDBN immediately.

No value for GDBN Command

Approximately corresponds to ‘quit’.

Example

 
(gdb)
-gdb-exit
^exit

The -exec-abort Command

Synopsis

 
 -exec-abort

Kill the inferior running program.

No value for GDBN Command

The corresponding No value for GDBN command is ‘kill’.

Example

N.A.

The -gdb-set Command

Synopsis

 
 -gdb-set

Set an internal No value for GDBN variable.

No value for GDBN Command

The corresponding No value for GDBN command is ‘set’.

Example

 
(gdb)
-gdb-set $foo=3
^done
(gdb)

The -gdb-show Command

Synopsis

 
 -gdb-show

Show the current value of a No value for GDBN variable.

No value for GDBN Command

The corresponding No value for GDBN command is ‘show’.

Example

 
(gdb)
-gdb-show annotate
^done,value="0"
(gdb)

The -gdb-version Command

Synopsis

 
 -gdb-version

Show version information for No value for GDBN. Used mostly in testing.

No value for GDBN Command

The No value for GDBN equivalent is ‘show version’. No value for GDBN by default shows this information when you start an interactive session.

Example

 
(gdb)
-gdb-version
~GNU gdb 5.2.1
~Copyright 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
~GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and
~you are welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under
~ certain conditions.
~Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
~There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for
~ details.
~This GDB was configured as
 "--host=sparc-sun-solaris2.5.1 --target=ppc-eabi".
^done
(gdb)

The -interpreter-exec Command

Synopsis

 
-interpreter-exec interpreter command

Execute the specified command in the given interpreter.

No value for GDBN Command

The corresponding No value for GDBN command is ‘interpreter-exec’.

Example

 
(gdb)
-interpreter-exec console "break main"
&"During symbol reading, couldn't parse type; debugger out of date?.\n"
&"During symbol reading, bad structure-type format.\n"
~"Breakpoint 1 at 0x8074fc6: file ../../src/gdb/main.c, line 743.\n"
^done
(gdb)

The -inferior-tty-set Command

Synopsis

 
-inferior-tty-set /dev/pts/1

Set terminal for future runs of the program being debugged.

No value for GDBN Command

The corresponding No value for GDBN command is ‘set inferior-tty’ /dev/pts/1.

Example

 
(gdb)
-inferior-tty-set /dev/pts/1
^done
(gdb)

The -inferior-tty-show Command

Synopsis

 
-inferior-tty-show

Show terminal for future runs of program being debugged.

No value for GDBN Command

The corresponding No value for GDBN command is ‘show inferior-tty’.

Example

 
(gdb)
-inferior-tty-set /dev/pts/1
^done
(gdb)
-inferior-tty-show
^done,inferior_tty_terminal="/dev/pts/1"
(gdb)

The -enable-timings Command

Synopsis

 
-enable-timings [yes | no]

Toggle the printing of the wallclock, user and system times for an MI command as a field in its output. This command is to help frontend developers optimize the performance of their code. No argument is equivalent to ‘yes’.

No value for GDBN Command

No equivalent.

Example

 
(gdb)
-enable-timings
^done
(gdb)
-break-insert main
^done,bkpt={number="1",type="breakpoint",disp="keep",enabled="y",
addr="0x080484ed",func="main",file="myprog.c",
fullname="/home/nickrob/myprog.c",line="73",times="0"},
time={wallclock="0.05185",user="0.00800",system="0.00000"}
(gdb)
-enable-timings no
^done
(gdb)
-exec-run
^running
(gdb)
*stopped,reason="breakpoint-hit",bkptno="1",thread-id="0",
frame={addr="0x080484ed",func="main",args=[{name="argc",value="1"},
{name="argv",value="0xbfb60364"}],file="myprog.c",
fullname="/home/nickrob/myprog.c",line="73"}
(gdb)

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