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Oracle® Developer Studio 12.5: Debugging a Program with dbx

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Updated: June 2016
Chapter 1

Getting Started With dbx

dbx is an interactive, source-level, command-line debugging tool. You can use it to run a program in a controlled manner and to inspect the state of a stopped program. dbx gives you complete control of the dynamic execution of a program, including collecting performance and memory usage data, monitoring memory access, and detecting memory leaks.

You can use dbx to debug an application written in C, C++, including the C++11 and C11 standard, or Fortran. You can also, with some limitations (see Limitations of dbx With Java Code), debug an application that is a mixture of Java code and C JNI (Java Native Interface) code or C++ JNI code.

dbxtool provides a graphical user interface for dbx.