[Bug gdb/12208] New: Feature suggestion: accept scripts on command line, e.g. "gdb start_big_prog.sh"

bryce2 at obviously dot com sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Fri Nov 12 14:02:00 GMT 2010


http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12208

           Summary: Feature suggestion: accept scripts on command line,
                    e.g. "gdb start_big_prog.sh"
           Product: gdb
           Version: HEAD
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gdb
        AssignedTo: unassigned@sourceware.org
        ReportedBy: bryce2@obviously.com


A huge fraction of the bigger projects in the world are wrapped with some form
of script.  When it comes time to use gdb, this is a barrier:  

$ gdb seamonkey
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.1-ubuntu
"/usr/bin/seamonkey": not in executable format: File format not recognized
$

The suggestion is to have gdb work through scripts, perhaps starting the
script, then attaching to the children.  Doing so may lower the barrier to
getting started with gdb, at least for debugging or diagnosing opt (other
people's stuff).

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