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gdb

GDB is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line, displaying variable values, and determining where errors occurred. Currently, gdb supports C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, OpenCL C, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, Go, and Ada. A must-have for any serious programmer.

Installed size: 9.56 MB
How to install: sudo apt install gdb

  • libbabeltrace1
  • libc6
  • libdebuginfod1
  • libexpat1
  • libgcc-s1
  • libipt2
  • liblzma5
  • libmpfr6
  • libncursesw6
  • libpython3.9
  • libreadline8
  • libsource-highlight4v5
  • libstdc++6
  • libtinfo6
  • libxxhash0
  • zlib1g
gcore

Generate core files for running processes

root@kali:~# gcore -h
usage:  gcore [-a] [-o prefix] pid1 [pid2...pidN]

gcore

Generate core files for running processes

root@kali:~# gcore -h
usage:  gcore [-a] [-o prefix] pid1 [pid2...pidN]

gdb
root@kali:~# gdb -h
This is the GNU debugger.  Usage:

    gdb [options] [executable-file [core-file or process-id]]
    gdb [options] --args executable-file [inferior-arguments ...]

Selection of debuggee and its files:

  --args             Arguments after executable-file are passed to inferior
  --core=COREFILE    Analyze the core dump COREFILE.
  --exec=EXECFILE    Use EXECFILE as the executable.
  --pid=PID          Attach to running process PID.
  --directory=DIR    Search for source files in DIR.
  --se=FILE          Use FILE as symbol file and executable file.
  --symbols=SYMFILE  Read symbols from SYMFILE.
  --readnow          Fully read symbol files on first access.
  --readnever        Do not read symbol files.
  --write            Set writing into executable and core files.

Initial commands and command files:

  --command=FILE, -x Execute GDB commands from FILE.
  --init-command=FILE, -ix
                     Like -x but execute commands before loading inferior.
  --eval-command=COMMAND, -ex
                     Execute a single GDB command.
                     May be used multiple times and in conjunction
                     with --command.
  --init-eval-command=COMMAND, -iex
                     Like -ex but before loading inferior.
  --nh               Do not read ~/.gdbinit.
  --nx               Do not read any .gdbinit files in any directory.

Output and user interface control:

  --fullname         Output information used by emacs-GDB interface.
  --interpreter=INTERP
                     Select a specific interpreter / user interface
  --tty=TTY          Use TTY for input/output by the program being debugged.
  -w                 Use the GUI interface.
  --nw               Do not use the GUI interface.
  --tui              Use a terminal user interface.
  --dbx              DBX compatibility mode.
  -q, --quiet, --silent
                     Do not print version number on startup.

Operating modes:

  --batch            Exit after processing options.
  --batch-silent     Like --batch, but suppress all gdb stdout output.
  --return-child-result
                     GDB exit code will be the child's exit code.
  --configuration    Print details about GDB configuration and then exit.
  --help             Print this message and then exit.
  --version          Print version information and then exit.

Remote debugging options:

  -b BAUDRATE        Set serial port baud rate used for remote debugging.
  -l TIMEOUT         Set timeout in seconds for remote debugging.

Other options:

  --cd=DIR           Change current directory to DIR.
  --data-directory=DIR, -D
                     Set GDB's data-directory to DIR.

At startup, GDB reads the following init files and executes their commands:
   * system-wide init files: /etc/gdb/gdbinit

For more information, type "help" from within GDB, or consult the
GDB manual (available as on-line info or a printed manual).

Report bugs to <https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>.

You can ask GDB-related questions on the GDB users mailing list
(gdb@sourceware.org) or on GDB's IRC channel (#gdb on Freenode).

gdb
root@kali:~# gdb -h
This is the GNU debugger.  Usage:

    gdb [options] [executable-file [core-file or process-id]]
    gdb [options] --args executable-file [inferior-arguments ...]

Selection of debuggee and its files:

  --args             Arguments after executable-file are passed to inferior
  --core=COREFILE    Analyze the core dump COREFILE.
  --exec=EXECFILE    Use EXECFILE as the executable.
  --pid=PID          Attach to running process PID.
  --directory=DIR    Search for source files in DIR.
  --se=FILE          Use FILE as symbol file and executable file.
  --symbols=SYMFILE  Read symbols from SYMFILE.
  --readnow          Fully read symbol files on first access.
  --readnever        Do not read symbol files.
  --write            Set writing into executable and core files.

Initial commands and command files:

  --command=FILE, -x Execute GDB commands from FILE.
  --init-command=FILE, -ix
                     Like -x but execute commands before loading inferior.
  --eval-command=COMMAND, -ex
                     Execute a single GDB command.
                     May be used multiple times and in conjunction
                     with --command.
  --init-eval-command=COMMAND, -iex
                     Like -ex but before loading inferior.
  --nh               Do not read ~/.gdbinit.
  --nx               Do not read any .gdbinit files in any directory.

Output and user interface control:

  --fullname         Output information used by emacs-GDB interface.
  --interpreter=INTERP
                     Select a specific interpreter / user interface
  --tty=TTY          Use TTY for input/output by the program being debugged.
  -w                 Use the GUI interface.
  --nw               Do not use the GUI interface.
  --tui              Use a terminal user interface.
  --dbx              DBX compatibility mode.
  -q, --quiet, --silent
                     Do not print version number on startup.

Operating modes:

  --batch            Exit after processing options.
  --batch-silent     Like --batch, but suppress all gdb stdout output.
  --return-child-result
                     GDB exit code will be the child's exit code.
  --configuration    Print details about GDB configuration and then exit.
  --help             Print this message and then exit.
  --version          Print version information and then exit.

Remote debugging options:

  -b BAUDRATE        Set serial port baud rate used for remote debugging.
  -l TIMEOUT         Set timeout in seconds for remote debugging.

Other options:

  --cd=DIR           Change current directory to DIR.
  --data-directory=DIR, -D
                     Set GDB's data-directory to DIR.

At startup, GDB reads the following init files and executes their commands:
   * system-wide init files: /etc/gdb/gdbinit

For more information, type "help" from within GDB, or consult the
GDB manual (available as on-line info or a printed manual).

Report bugs to <https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>.

You can ask GDB-related questions on the GDB users mailing list
(gdb@sourceware.org) or on GDB's IRC channel (#gdb on Freenode).

gdb-add-index

gdbtui
root@kali:~# gdbtui -h
This is the GNU debugger.  Usage:

    gdb [options] [executable-file [core-file or process-id]]
    gdb [options] --args executable-file [inferior-arguments ...]

Selection of debuggee and its files:

  --args             Arguments after executable-file are passed to inferior
  --core=COREFILE    Analyze the core dump COREFILE.
  --exec=EXECFILE    Use EXECFILE as the executable.
  --pid=PID          Attach to running process PID.
  --directory=DIR    Search for source files in DIR.
  --se=FILE          Use FILE as symbol file and executable file.
  --symbols=SYMFILE  Read symbols from SYMFILE.
  --readnow          Fully read symbol files on first access.
  --readnever        Do not read symbol files.
  --write            Set writing into executable and core files.

Initial commands and command files:

  --command=FILE, -x Execute GDB commands from FILE.
  --init-command=FILE, -ix
                     Like -x but execute commands before loading inferior.
  --eval-command=COMMAND, -ex
                     Execute a single GDB command.
                     May be used multiple times and in conjunction
                     with --command.
  --init-eval-command=COMMAND, -iex
                     Like -ex but before loading inferior.
  --nh               Do not read ~/.gdbinit.
  --nx               Do not read any .gdbinit files in any directory.

Output and user interface control:

  --fullname         Output information used by emacs-GDB interface.
  --interpreter=INTERP
                     Select a specific interpreter / user interface
  --tty=TTY          Use TTY for input/output by the program being debugged.
  -w                 Use the GUI interface.
  --nw               Do not use the GUI interface.
  --tui              Use a terminal user interface.
  --dbx              DBX compatibility mode.
  -q, --quiet, --silent
                     Do not print version number on startup.

Operating modes:

  --batch            Exit after processing options.
  --batch-silent     Like --batch, but suppress all gdb stdout output.
  --return-child-result
                     GDB exit code will be the child's exit code.
  --configuration    Print details about GDB configuration and then exit.
  --help             Print this message and then exit.
  --version          Print version information and then exit.

Remote debugging options:

  -b BAUDRATE        Set serial port baud rate used for remote debugging.
  -l TIMEOUT         Set timeout in seconds for remote debugging.

Other options:

  --cd=DIR           Change current directory to DIR.
  --data-directory=DIR, -D
                     Set GDB's data-directory to DIR.

At startup, GDB reads the following init files and executes their commands:
   * system-wide init files: /etc/gdb/gdbinit

For more information, type "help" from within GDB, or consult the
GDB manual (available as on-line info or a printed manual).

Report bugs to <https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>.

You can ask GDB-related questions on the GDB users mailing list
(gdb@sourceware.org) or on GDB's IRC channel (#gdb on Freenode).

gdb-minimal

GDB is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line, displaying variable values, and determining where errors occurred. Currently, gdb supports C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, OpenCL C, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, Go, and Ada. A must-have for any serious programmer.

This package contains a minimal version of GDB with optional features disabled.

Installed size: 8.08 MB
How to install: sudo apt install gdb-minimal

  • libc6
  • libdebuginfod1
  • libexpat1
  • libgcc-s1
  • libipt2
  • liblzma5
  • libreadline8
  • libstdc++6
  • libtinfo6
  • libxxhash0
  • zlib1g
gcore

Generate core files for running processes

root@kali:~# gcore -h
usage:  gcore [-a] [-o prefix] pid1 [pid2...pidN]

gdb
root@kali:~# gdb -h
This is the GNU debugger.  Usage:

    gdb [options] [executable-file [core-file or process-id]]
    gdb [options] --args executable-file [inferior-arguments ...]

Selection of debuggee and its files:

  --args             Arguments after executable-file are passed to inferior
  --core=COREFILE    Analyze the core dump COREFILE.
  --exec=EXECFILE    Use EXECFILE as the executable.
  --pid=PID          Attach to running process PID.
  --directory=DIR    Search for source files in DIR.
  --se=FILE          Use FILE as symbol file and executable file.
  --symbols=SYMFILE  Read symbols from SYMFILE.
  --readnow          Fully read symbol files on first access.
  --readnever        Do not read symbol files.
  --write            Set writing into executable and core files.

Initial commands and command files:

  --command=FILE, -x Execute GDB commands from FILE.
  --init-command=FILE, -ix
                     Like -x but execute commands before loading inferior.
  --eval-command=COMMAND, -ex
                     Execute a single GDB command.
                     May be used multiple times and in conjunction
                     with --command.
  --init-eval-command=COMMAND, -iex
                     Like -ex but before loading inferior.
  --nh               Do not read ~/.gdbinit.
  --nx               Do not read any .gdbinit files in any directory.

Output and user interface control:

  --fullname         Output information used by emacs-GDB interface.
  --interpreter=INTERP
                     Select a specific interpreter / user interface
  --tty=TTY          Use TTY for input/output by the program being debugged.
  -w                 Use the GUI interface.
  --nw               Do not use the GUI interface.
  --dbx              DBX compatibility mode.
  -q, --quiet, --silent
                     Do not print version number on startup.

Operating modes:

  --batch            Exit after processing options.
  --batch-silent     Like --batch, but suppress all gdb stdout output.
  --return-child-result
                     GDB exit code will be the child's exit code.
  --configuration    Print details about GDB configuration and then exit.
  --help             Print this message and then exit.
  --version          Print version information and then exit.

Remote debugging options:

  -b BAUDRATE        Set serial port baud rate used for remote debugging.
  -l TIMEOUT         Set timeout in seconds for remote debugging.

Other options:

  --cd=DIR           Change current directory to DIR.
  --data-directory=DIR, -D
                     Set GDB's data-directory to DIR.

At startup, GDB reads the following init files and executes their commands:
   * system-wide init files: /etc/gdb/gdbinit

For more information, type "help" from within GDB, or consult the
GDB manual (available as on-line info or a printed manual).

Report bugs to <https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>.

You can ask GDB-related questions on the GDB users mailing list
(gdb@sourceware.org) or on GDB's IRC channel (#gdb on Freenode).

gdb-multiarch

GDB is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line, displaying variable values, and determining where errors occurred. Currently, gdb supports C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, OpenCL C, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, Go, and Ada. A must-have for any serious programmer.

This package contains a version of GDB which supports multiple target architectures.

Installed size: 15.39 MB
How to install: sudo apt install gdb-multiarch

  • gdb
  • libbabeltrace1
  • libc6
  • libdebuginfod1
  • libexpat1
  • libgcc-s1
  • libipt2
  • liblzma5
  • libmpfr6
  • libncursesw6
  • libpython3.9
  • libreadline8
  • libsource-highlight4v5
  • libstdc++6
  • libtinfo6
  • libxxhash0
  • zlib1g
gdb-multiarch
root@kali:~# gdb-multiarch -h
This is the GNU debugger.  Usage:

    gdb [options] [executable-file [core-file or process-id]]
    gdb [options] --args executable-file [inferior-arguments ...]

Selection of debuggee and its files:

  --args             Arguments after executable-file are passed to inferior
  --core=COREFILE    Analyze the core dump COREFILE.
  --exec=EXECFILE    Use EXECFILE as the executable.
  --pid=PID          Attach to running process PID.
  --directory=DIR    Search for source files in DIR.
  --se=FILE          Use FILE as symbol file and executable file.
  --symbols=SYMFILE  Read symbols from SYMFILE.
  --readnow          Fully read symbol files on first access.
  --readnever        Do not read symbol files.
  --write            Set writing into executable and core files.

Initial commands and command files:

  --command=FILE, -x Execute GDB commands from FILE.
  --init-command=FILE, -ix
                     Like -x but execute commands before loading inferior.
  --eval-command=COMMAND, -ex
                     Execute a single GDB command.
                     May be used multiple times and in conjunction
                     with --command.
  --init-eval-command=COMMAND, -iex
                     Like -ex but before loading inferior.
  --nh               Do not read ~/.gdbinit.
  --nx               Do not read any .gdbinit files in any directory.

Output and user interface control:

  --fullname         Output information used by emacs-GDB interface.
  --interpreter=INTERP
                     Select a specific interpreter / user interface
  --tty=TTY          Use TTY for input/output by the program being debugged.
  -w                 Use the GUI interface.
  --nw               Do not use the GUI interface.
  --tui              Use a terminal user interface.
  --dbx              DBX compatibility mode.
  -q, --quiet, --silent
                     Do not print version number on startup.

Operating modes:

  --batch            Exit after processing options.
  --batch-silent     Like --batch, but suppress all gdb stdout output.
  --return-child-result
                     GDB exit code will be the child's exit code.
  --configuration    Print details about GDB configuration and then exit.
  --help             Print this message and then exit.
  --version          Print version information and then exit.

Remote debugging options:

  -b BAUDRATE        Set serial port baud rate used for remote debugging.
  -l TIMEOUT         Set timeout in seconds for remote debugging.

Other options:

  --cd=DIR           Change current directory to DIR.
  --data-directory=DIR, -D
                     Set GDB's data-directory to DIR.

At startup, GDB reads the following init files and executes their commands:
   * system-wide init files: /etc/gdb/gdbinit

For more information, type "help" from within GDB, or consult the
GDB manual (available as on-line info or a printed manual).

Report bugs to <https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>.

You can ask GDB-related questions on the GDB users mailing list
(gdb@sourceware.org) or on GDB's IRC channel (#gdb on Freenode).

gdb-source

GDB is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line, displaying variable values, and determining where errors occurred. Currently, gdb supports C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, OpenCL C, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, Go, and Ada. A must-have for any serious programmer.

This package contains the sources and patches which are needed to build GDB.

Installed size: 28.50 MB
How to install: sudo apt install gdb-source


gdbserver

GDB is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line, displaying variable values, and determining where errors occurred. Currently, gdb supports C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, OpenCL C, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, Go, and Ada. A must-have for any serious programmer.

This package contains gdbserver. Install this to debug remotely from another system where GDB is installed.

Installed size: 845 KB
How to install: sudo apt install gdbserver

  • libc6
  • libgcc-s1
  • libstdc++6
gdbserver
root@kali:~# gdbserver --help
Usage:	gdbserver [OPTIONS] COMM PROG [ARGS ...]
	gdbserver [OPTIONS] --attach COMM PID
	gdbserver [OPTIONS] --multi COMM

COMM may either be a tty device (for serial debugging),
HOST:PORT to listen for a TCP connection, or '-' or 'stdio' to use 
stdin/stdout of gdbserver.
PROG is the executable program.  ARGS are arguments passed to inferior.
PID is the process ID to attach to, when --attach is specified.

Operating modes:

  --attach              Attach to running process PID.
  --multi               Start server without a specific program, and
                        only quit when explicitly commanded.
  --once                Exit after the first connection has closed.
  --help                Print this message and then exit.
  --version             Display version information and exit.

Other options:

  --wrapper WRAPPER --  Run WRAPPER to start new programs.
  --disable-randomization
                        Run PROG with address space randomization disabled.
  --no-disable-randomization
                        Don't disable address space randomization when
                        starting PROG.
  --startup-with-shell
                        Start PROG using a shell.  I.e., execs a shell that
                        then execs PROG.  (default)
  --no-startup-with-shell
                        Exec PROG directly instead of using a shell.
                        Disables argument globbing and variable substitution
                        on UNIX-like systems.

Debug options:

  --debug               Enable general debugging output.
  --debug-format=OPT1[,OPT2,...]
                        Specify extra content in debugging output.
                          Options:
                            all
                            none
                            timestamp
  --remote-debug        Enable remote protocol debugging output.
  --disable-packet=OPT1[,OPT2,...]
                        Disable support for RSP packets or features.
                          Options:
                            vCont, Tthread, qC, qfThreadInfo and 
                            threads (disable all threading packets).

For more information, consult the GDB manual (available as on-line 
info or a printed manual).
Report bugs to "<http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/bugs/>".

Updated on: 2021-Oct-14