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Old 04-09-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question about running a program with gdb

I hope I posted this in the right place....
Anyway, I have a program written in C that I'm trying to run in gdb but I can't figure out how to get my input into the program. The program uses getchar() so I normally run it as:

>echo "input" | ./program

So somehow I need to do the echo "input" part in gdb before I do the run command and have the program run as it should, but I don't know the syntax for doing so or if it's actually even possible (because I'm a newbie ). It'd be easy to fix it to have main() just take an argument, but I can't modify the program, so it has to be this way. Any advice would be appreciated!
Old 04-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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Instead of writing
echo "input" | ./program
you can do
./program <
where is a text file which contains the input text to pipe into the program.

So in gdb you can type:
run <
and it should work.


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