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[RFC] document Cygwin native specific commands

    Here is a third version of my patch to document 
Cygwin native specific commands.

2002-02-19  Pierre Muller  <>

           * gdb.texinfo: Document Cygwin native specific commands.

Index: gdb.texinfo
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo,v
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diff -u -r1.90 gdb.texinfo
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+++ gdb.texinfo 2002/02/20 12:16:02
@@ -10487,6 +10487,7 @@
  * HP-UX::                       HP-UX
  * SVR4 Process Information::    SVR4 process information
  * DJGPP Native::                Features specific to the DJGPP port
+* Cygwin Native::              Features specific to the Cygwin port
  @end menu

  @node HP-UX
@@ -10683,6 +10684,92 @@
  mapped 1:1, i.e.@: the physical and linear addresses are identical.

  This command is supported only with some DPMI servers.
+@end table
+@node Cygwin Native
+@subsection Features for Debugging MS Windows PE executables
+@cindex MS Windows debugging
+@cindex native Cygwin debugging
+@cindex Cygwin-specific commands
+@value{GDBN} supports native debugging of MS Windows programs, and
+defines a few commands specific to the Cygwin port.  This
+subsection describes those commands.
+@table @code
+@kindex info w32
+@item info w32
+This is a prefix of MS Windows specific commands which print
+information about the target system and important OS structures.
+@item info w32 selector
+This command displays information returned by
+the Win32 API @code{GetThreadSelectorEntry} function.
+It takes an optional argument that is evaluated to
+a long value to give the information about this given selector.
+Without argument, this command displays information
+about the the six segment registers.
+@kindex info dll
+@item info dll
+This is a Cygwin specific alias of info shared.
+@kindex dll-symbols
+@item dll-symbols
+This command loads symbols from a dll similarly to
+add-sym command but without the need to specify a base address.
+@kindex set new-console
+@item set new-console @var{mode}
+If @var{mode} is @code{on} the debuggee will
+be started in a new console on next start.
+If @var{mode} is @code{off}i, the debuggee will
+be started in the same console as the debugger.
+@kindex show new-console
+@item show new-console
+Displays whether a new console is used
+when the debuggee is started.
+@kindex set new-group
+@item set new-group @var{mode}
+This boolean value controls whether the debuggee should
+start a new group or stay in the same group as the debugger.
+This affects the way the Windows OS handles
+@kindex show new-group
+@item show new-group
+Displays current value of new-group boolean.
+@kindex set debugevents
+@item set debugevents
+This boolean value adds debug output concerning events seen by the debugger.
+@kindex set debugexec
+@item set debugexec
+This boolean value adds debug output concerning execute events
+seen by the debugger.
+@kindex set debugexceptions
+@item set debugexceptions
+This boolean value adds debug ouptut concerning exception events
+seen by the debugger.
+@kindex set debugmemory
+@item set debugmemory
+This boolean value adds debug ouptut concerning memory events
+seen by the debugger.
+@kindex set shell
+@item set shell
+This boolean values specifies whether the debuggee is called
+via a shell or directly (default value is on).
+@kindex show shell
+@item show shell
+Displays if the debuggee will be started with a shell.
  @end table

  @node Embedded OS

Pierre Muller
Institut Charles Sadron
6,rue Boussingault
Phone : (33)-3-88-41-40-07  Fax : (33)-3-88-41-40-99

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