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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3: Debugging a Program With dbx     Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 Information Library
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1.  Getting Started With dbx

2.  Starting dbx

3.  Customizing dbx

4.  Viewing and Navigating To Code

5.  Controlling Program Execution

6.  Setting Breakpoints and Traces

7.  Using the Call Stack

8.  Evaluating and Displaying Data

9.  Using Runtime Checking

10.  Fixing and Continuing

11.  Debugging Multithreaded Applications

12.  Debugging Child Processes

Attaching to Child Processes

Following the exec Function

Following the fork Function

Interacting With Events

13.  Debugging OpenMP Programs

14.  Working With Signals

15.  Debugging C++ With dbx

16.  Debugging Fortran Using dbx

17.  Debugging a Java Application With dbx

18.  Debugging at the Machine-Instruction Level

19.  Using dbx With the Korn Shell

20.  Debugging Shared Libraries

A.  Modifying a Program State

B.  Event Management

C.  Macros

D.  Command Reference


Attaching to Child Processes

You can attach to a running child process in one of the following ways.

You can substitute program_name with the name - (minus sign), so that dbx automatically finds the executable associated with the given process ID (process_id). After using a -, a subsequent run command or rerun command does not work because dbx does not know the full path name of the executable.

You can also attach to a running child process in the Oracle Solaris Studio IDE (see “Attaching the Debugger to a Running Process” in the IDE online help) or dbxtool (see “Attaching dbxtool to a Running Process” in the dbxtool online help).