More descriptive prompt [was Re: Process exit in multi-process, and gdb's selected thread.]

Doug Evans
Wed Feb 25 17:49:00 GMT 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Joel Brobecker <> wrote:
>> This is what I was using at one point.  It added a PS1 style
>> formatting to the gdb command, so I could do
>> (gdb) set prompt (\\p \\T: \\S)
> Sounds like a useful idea to me. I'm torn between a python approach
> and Pedro's approach. Pedro's approach might be seen as less powerful,
> since one cannot extend the list of available escape sequences without
> rebuilding GDB.  But I think it has the advantage of being simple
> to implement and simple to use.

fwiw, I was actually proposing both.
Provide simple things (a la PS1 in bash parlance or whatever),
but also provide a way to run a (python) function to compute the prompt.

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