[Mono-dev] sdb-cli: Command Line Interface to the Soft Debugger

Alex xtzgzorex at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 17:15:51 EDT 2011

BTW, I forgot to mention: An sdb-cli.exe.config is installed, usually
to $prefix/lib/mono-debugger-cli/sdb-cli.exe.config, which needs to be
configured. The runtimePathPrefixes can usually be set to /usr or
/usr/local on a Linux system.

Also, a Mono bug currently prevents using Ctrl+C to interrupt running
programs: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699451


2011/6/11 Alex <xtzgzorex at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I've been working on a command line interface to Mono's soft debugger
> recently; I call it sdb-cli. It's going to be very similar to gdb and
> .NET's mdbg. It currently depends on Mono.Debugger.Soft from the Mono
> repository, and NRefactory/Mono.Debugging.Soft from MonoDevelop. The
> latter two are used for expression evaluation and a higher-level
> interface to the soft debugger.
> The driving force behind this project is being able to debug
> applications without relying on an IDE. MonoDevelop is a great IDE,
> but it's not always practical to use a full-blown IDE for debugging.
> The project sits here: https://github.com/XTZGZoReX/sdb-cli
> It currently supports starting/pausing/stopping, breakpoints, watches,
> backtraces, disassembly, evaluation, source view, as well as
> inspection of locals, threads, etc. It's not complete, but it is in a
> fairly usable state now.
> It's relatively simple to use. Just run sdb-cli.exe after building it,
> and type "help" in the console. It'll list all currently supported
> commands.
> I'm hoping this project could become an official part of the Mono
> project. I realize that with the dependencies it has, including it in
> the Mono repository itself would be problematic. Would it be possible
> for it to have a repository under the Mono organization? Furthermore,
> if it does become a part of the Mono organization, is there any way
> that it could be packaged with Mono without causing friction (due to
> its dependencies)? (The latter is not *that* important, but it would
> be a great way to get this tool out to the masses.)
> Thanks!
> Regards,
> Alex

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