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gdbgui Invocation Examples

launch gdbgui

gdbgui

set the inferior program, pass argument, set a breakpoint at main

gdbgui "./myprogram myarg -myflag"

alternate way to do the same thing (note the lack of quotes)

gdbgui --args ./myprogram myarg  command -myflag

use gdb binary not on your $PATH

gdbgui -g build/mygdb

run on port 8080 instead of the default port

gdbgui --port 8080

Pass arbitrary arguments directly to gdb when it is launched

gdbgui --gdb-args="-x gdbcmds.txt"

run on a server and host on 0.0.0.0. Accessible to the outside world as long as port 80 is not blocked.

gdbgui -r

Same as previous but will prompt for a username and password

gdbgui -r --auth

Same as previous but with encrypted https connection.

openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout private.key -x509 -days 365 -out host.cert
gdbgui -r --auth --key private.key --cert host.cert

Use Mozilla's record and replay (rr) debugging supplement to gdb. rr lets your record a program (usually with a hard-to-reproduce bug in it), then deterministically replay it as many times as you want. You can even step forwards and backwards.

gdbgui --rr

Use recording other than the most recent one

gdbgui --rr RECORDED_DIRECTORY

Don't automatically open the browser when launching

gdbgui -n