Re: debugging automation

From: . (
Date: 08/28/95

> does anyone know how to automate gdb so that in the autorun script, I can
> have it do:
> if exists(lib/core)
> 	gdb bin/circle lib/core>>core.dump
> 	where
> 	quit
> 	rm -f lib/core
> endif

create a .rc file for gdb that contains your gdb commands.
mine is basically like:

printf "********************************************\n"
tty /dev/null
run -q 4000 >>&syslog
shell date

( I called it .gdbinit)

and instead of calling circle normally in the script, jsut do
gdb bin/circle -x .gdbinit -batch >>&gdblog

then to remove to core file, do something like
if (-r lib/core) then
  rm -f lib/core
  echo "Core file removed"

> essentially,  core dumps are very useful to me, but having a 5.5meg file
> hanging around is just annoying to both me and my quota...
> thanx

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