Sun Studio 12: Debugging a Program With dbx

Single Stepping at the Machine-Instruction Level

To single step from one machine instruction to the next machine instruction, use the nexti command or the stepi command

The nexti command and the stepi command behave the same as their source-code level counterparts: the nexti command steps over functions, the stepi command steps into a function called by the next instruction (stopping at the first instruction in the called function). The command forms are also the same. See next Command and step Command for a description.

The output from the nexti command and the stepi command differ from the corresponding source level commands in two ways:

For example:

(dbx) func
(dbx) nexti
ungrasp +0x18:  call support

For more information, see nexti Command and stepi Command.