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Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Mark Dalrymple

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GDB Specifics

The above walkthrough hits on the major things you can do with gdb in command-line mode:

  • See program listings

  • See the stack trace and move around in the stack looking at the variables in various functions

  • Set and disable breakpoints

  • Display data

  • Change data

  • Change execution flow

What follows is a survey of different commands that could be useful. This is still a very small subset of what gdb is capable of.

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