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Oracle® Developer Studio 12.6: Debugging a Program with dbx

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Updated: June 2017
Chapter 6

Setting Breakpoints and Traces

When an event occurs, dbx allows you to stop a process, execute arbitrary commands, or print information. The simplest example of an event is a breakpoint. Examples of other events are faults, signals, system calls, calls to dlopen(), and data changes.

This chapter describes how to set, clear, and list breakpoints and traces. For complete information on the event specifications you can use in setting breakpoints and traces, see Setting Event Specifications.