insight - Man Page

GDB/Insight graphical debugger


This is the GNU debugger.  Usage:

insight [options] [executable-file [core-file or process-id]] insight [options] --args executable-file [inferior-arguments ...]



Arguments after executable-file are passed to inferior


Set serial port baud rate used for remote debugging.


Exit after processing options.


As for --batch, but suppress all insight stdout output.


INSIGHT exit code will be the child's exit code.


Change current directory to DIR.

--command=FILE, -x
Execute INSIGHT commands from FILE.
--eval-command=COMMAND, -ex

Execute a single INSIGHT command. May be used multiple times and in conjunction with --command.


Analyze the core dump COREFILE.


Attach to running process PID.


DBX compatibility mode.


Search for source files in DIR.


Output information used by epoch emacs-GDB interface.


Use EXECFILE as the executable.


Output information used by emacs-GDB interface.


Print this message.


Select a specific interpreter / user interface


Set timeout in seconds for remote debugging.


Do not use a window interface.


Do not read .gdbinit file.


Do not print version number on startup.


Fully read symbol files on first access.


Use FILE as symbol file and executable file.


Read symbols from SYMFILE.


Use TTY for input/output by the program being debugged.


Use a terminal user interface.


Print version information and then exit.


Use a window interface.


Set writing into executable and core files.


XDB compatibility mode.

For more information, type "help" from within GDB, or consult the GDB manual (available as on-line info or a printed manual).

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to "".

See Also

The full documentation for gdb is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and gdb programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info gdb

should give you access to the complete manual.


December 2007 insight 6.7.1