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adb(1)                           User Commands                          adb(1)



NAME
       adb - general-purpose debugger

SYNOPSIS
       adb [-kw] [-I dir] [-P prompt] [-V mode] [ object [ core]]

DESCRIPTION
       The  adb utility is an interactive, general-purpose debugger. It can be
       used to examine files and provides a  controlled  environment  for  the
       execution of programs.

       The  adb  utility is now implemented as a link to the mdb(1) utility in
       Solaris 9. mdb(1) is a low-level debugging utility that can be used  to
       examine  user processes as well as the live operating system or operat-
       ing system crash dumps. The new mdb(1) utility provides complete  back-
       wards  compatibility  with  the  existing  syntax  and features of adb,
       including support for processing adb macro files. The  Solaris  Modular
       Debugger  Guide  and  mdb(1)  man  page  describes the features of mdb,
       including its adb compatibility mode. This mode will  be  activated  by
       default when the adb link is executed.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWmdb


SEE ALSO
       mdb(1), attributes(5)

       Solaris Modular Debugger Guide



SunOS 5.10                        19 Aug 2003                           adb(1)