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C/C++ Users Journal: Debugging under GNU/Linux

Mar 04, 2001, 16:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randy Zack)

"Programmers from fields as diverse as enterprise computing to embedded systems are venturing into Linux. If you are one of them, here's a tool that should be at the top of your download list."

"If you are writing C/C++ programs for GNU/Linux machines, you will need to do some debugging as well. And unless you have purchased a C/C++ compiler other than gcc or g++, or are really enamored of debugging using printf, you will need to know how to use the GNU symbolic debugger, gdb. This article is intended to be a quick introduction to gdb for programmers who are used to debugging in a graphical environment, with an emphasis on features of gdb that you may not be used to in a graphical environment."

"What Is gdb?"

"gdb is the GNU symbolic debugger, used to interactively debug executable programs. It lets you do all the things you can do in the debuggers you're used to...."

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