Sun Studio 12: Debugging a Program With dbx

Saving a Series of Debugging Runs as Checkpoints

If you save a debugging run without specifying a file name, dbx writes the information to a special save-file. Each time you save, dbx overwrites this save-file. However, by giving the save command a filename argument, you can save a debugging run to a file that you can restore later, even if you have saved other debugging runs since the one saved to filename.

Saving a series of runs gives you a set of checkpoints, each one starting farther back in the session. You can restore any one of these saved runs, continue, then reset dbx to the program location and state saved in an earlier run.

To save a debugging run to a file other than the default save-file:

(dbx) save filename