Sun Studio 12: Debugging a Program With dbx

native Command

The native command is used when dbx is in Java mode to indicate that the native version of a specified command is to be executed. Preceding a command with “native” results in dbx executing the command in native mode. This means that expressions are interpreted and displayed as C expressions or C++ expressions, and certain other commands produce different output than they do in Java mode.

This command is useful when you are debugging Java code but you want to examine the native environment.


native command


command is the command name and arguments of the command to be executed.