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Summary of CGDB

CGDB is a curses-based interface to the GNU Debugger (GDB). The goal of CGDB is to be lightweight and responsive; not encumbered with unnecessary features.

The interface is designed to deliver the familiar GDB text interface, with a split screen showing the source as it executes. The UI is modeled on the classic Unix text editor, vi. Those familiar with vi should feel right at home using CGDB.

The library responsible for communicating with GDB is called gdbwire. Those wanting to develop other interfaces to GDB are welcome to use gdbwire as the basis for their program. Many of the headaches of parsing GDB’s output and annotations can be avoided by using it.

Some features offered by CGDB are: