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Old 08-13-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Slackware tools and debugs

I was playing with scripts the other day and ran across

sh -x scriptname

to debug a script. I was wondering; is there other tools and debugs in Slackware? Does someone have a good list of tools and debugs?
thankyou in advance!

Old 08-14-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Hi Gary,

I have seen your question in the 'Zero Reply' section for a few days so wanted to toss a little bit of info your way:

The method you mention there, for debugging a script, is not specific to Slackware, nor any other particular Linux distro. It's actually a (Bash) Shell option; the -x option tells the shell to start in debug mode. Bash does this for sure, and I suspect (some) other shells would have a similar capability; the sh command is a symlink to /bin/bash on Slackware and perhaps other Linuxes, and is there for compatibility reasons.

I'm not sure off the top of my head what particular debugging tools are included with Slack, or any other Linuxes. but `gdb` is just one which I believe is commonly found (it's the GNU debugger) and *is* on Slackware.



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