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GDBINIT(5)                  GNU Development Tools                 GDBINIT(5)

NAME         top

       gdbinit - GDB initialization scripts

SYNOPSIS         top

       ~/.gdbinit

       ./.gdbinit

DESCRIPTION         top

       These files contain GDB commands to automatically execute during GDB
       startup.  The lines of contents are canned sequences of commands,
       described in the GDB manual in node "Sequences" -- shell command
       "info -f gdb -n Sequences".

       Please read more in the GDB manual in node "Startup" -- shell command
       "info -f gdb -n Startup".

       (not enabled with "--with-system-gdbinit" during compilation)
           System-wide initialization file.  It is executed unless user
           specified GDB option "-nx" or "-n".  See more in the GDB manual
           in node "System-wide configuration" -- shell command "info -f gdb
           -n 'System-wide configuration'".

       ~/.gdbinit
           User initialization file.  It is executed unless user specified
           GDB options "-nx", "-n" or "-nh".

       ./.gdbinit
           Initialization file for current directory.  It may need to be
           enabled with GDB security command "set auto-load local-gdbinit".
           See more in the GDB manual in node "Init File in the Current
           Directory" -- shell command "info -f gdb -n 'Init File in the
           Current Directory'".

OPTIONS         top


SEE ALSO         top

       gdb(1), "info -f gdb -n Startup"

       The full documentation for GDB is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the "info" and "gdb" programs and GDB's Texinfo documentation are
       properly installed at your site, the command

               info gdb

       should give you access to the complete manual.

       Using GDB: A Guide to the GNU Source-Level Debugger, Richard M.
       Stallman and Roland H. Pesch, July 1991.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright (c) 1988-2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
       any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with the
       Invariant Sections being "Free Software" and "Free Software Needs
       Free Documentation", with the Front-Cover Texts being "A GNU Manual,"
       and with the Back-Cover Texts as in (a) below.

       (a) The FSF's Back-Cover Text is: "You are free to copy and modify
       this GNU Manual.  Buying copies from GNU Press supports the FSF in
       developing GNU and promoting software freedom."

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