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Re: [PATCH] Support gzip compressed exec and core files in gdb

> Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:01:42 -0700
> From: Michael Eager <>
>    * gdb.texinfo: Mention gzipped exec and core files.

This should mention the name of the node where you make changes; see
the other ChangeLog entries in gdb/doc/.

Do we need a NEWS entry for this?

> --- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
> +++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
> @@ -17391,6 +17391,11 @@ via @code{gdbserver} (@pxref{Server, file, Using the @code{gdbserver}
>  Program}).  In these situations the @value{GDBN} commands to specify
>  new files are useful.
> +Executable and core files may be compressed using @code{gzip}.  These

'gzip' is a command, so please use @command, not @code.

> +files will be uncompressed into temporary files either in /tmp

'/tmp' is a file name, so please use @file for its markup.

>                                                                 or in 
> +@code{$TMPDIR} if this is set in the environment.

I'd prefer to say

  in the system-wide temporary directory

and mention neither /tmp nor $TMPDIR, as both are platform-dependent.

Otherwise, the documentation parts are OK.

I agree with Mike that it's better to use library functions for
creating temporary files, since that hides platform dependencies.


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