Driving me insane - Debugger

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    Driving me insane - Debugger

    Can someone please help me get this stupid Debugger to work please?

    i use Dev C++ 5.0 and the only debugger that opens is a command window with <gdb> and thats it.

    on other screens and in the book im reading, i think they use an insight one where its visual as it debuggs. but i cannot find it anywhere in my directory.

    anyone else ever had this and fixed it?

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    Gdb isn't so bad...

    type: "run" to start the program.
    type: "break function_name" to stop at a particular function
    type: "c" to continue execution after a break
    type: "s" to step into a function
    type: "n" to step over a function
    type: "print x" to print the variable x
    type: "help" for other ideas.

    Gdb is the standard on many unix systems, so it's a great command line debugger to become familiar with...
    The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens. Doubtless this is so. But it proves nothing against the heavens, for the heavens signify simply: the impossibility of crows.

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    yeh but when i type run, a load of rubbish types up on screen with loadsa numbers

    cant work it out, never mind ill have to go without it lol

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    type "break main"
    type "run"

    and see if you stop in main.

    Make sure you compiled with debug symbols (usually -g qualifier on the compile command).
    The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens. Doubtless this is so. But it proves nothing against the heavens, for the heavens signify simply: the impossibility of crows.

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