kdbg - a graphical debugger interface
kdbg [ generic-options ] [ -t file ] [ -r device ] [ -l language ] [ -p
pid ] [ program ] [ core ]
KDbg is a graphical user interface to gdb, the GNU debugger. It
provides an intuitive interface for setting breakpoints, inspecting
variables, stepping through code and much more. KDbg requires KDE but
you can of course debug any program.
KDbg can also debug XSLT (XML stylesheet translation) scripts by
interfacing with xsldbg. Debian users must install the kxsldbg package
to make use of this feature.
You can pass KDbg the path of the executable to debug (program) or a
core dump to debug (core).
Features of KDbg include:
Inspection of variable values in a tree structure.
Direct member: For certain compound data types the most
important member values are displayed next to the variable name,
so that it is not necessary to expand the subtree of that
variable in order to see the member value. KDbg can also
display Qt’s QString values, which are Unicode strings.
Debugger at your finger tips: The basic debugger functions
(step, next, run, finish, until, set/clear/enable/disable
breakpoint) are bound to function keys F5 through F10. Quick
View source code, search text, set program arguments and
environment variables, display arbitrary expressions.
Debugging of core dumps, attaching to running processes is
Below are the kdbg-specific options. For a full summary of options,
run kdbg --help.
Write a transcript of the conversation with the debugger to the
Use remote debugging via the given device.
Specify the language of the program/script to debug. This must
be either C (for a C/C++ program) or XSL (for an XSLT script).
If this option is not passed then KDbg will try to deduce the
language from the given filename.
-p pid Attach to the process with the given process ID.
Full user documentation is available through the KDE Help Centre.
Alternatively the HTML documentation can be viewed directly from
KDbg was written by Johannes Sixt <Johannes.Sixt@telecom.at>.
This manual page was prepared by Ben Burton <email@example.com> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
March 25, 2005