Can gdb debug win32 native program?
Tue Jun 27 22:27:00 GMT 2000

Can anyone tell me how to use gdb to debug win32 native process?

Using gdb in cygwin B20.1, I can debug win32 native process.

But, using gdb in cygwin 1.1.2, I can't debug.

For example, when I debug notepad.exe, I get this error log.

bash-2.04$ gdb -nw
GNU gdb 5.0
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 "i686-pc-cygwin".
(gdb) target exec E:\\WINNT\\notepad.exe
"E:\WINNT\notepad.exe": not in executable format: File format not recognized



Motohiko Nagano <>

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