Re: [dwm] debugger poll

From: Rainer Müller <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 15:50:02 +0200

Ross Mohn wrote:
> 1. What debugger do you use for C programming?

gdb, sometimes cgdb [1].

> 2. What debugger do you use for Curses C programming?


Usually input and output for gdb and your program is mixed in one
terminal, but you can also use a second one. Have a look at the tty
command in gdb.

Here is a quick HOWTO:
1) Open a second terminal, get the tty device:
$ tty

2) Put this terminal to sleep so nothing else will happen while debugging:
$ sleep 1000000

3) In gdb, set the tty to the previously obtained tty device:
(gdb) tty /dev/ttys007

4) Run the program as usual:
(gdb) r

Input and output will happen on the second terminal, while you can
easily debug in gdb as usual.


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