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28 GDB Annotations

This chapter describes annotations in GDB. Annotations were designed to interface GDB to graphical user interfaces or other similar programs which want to interact with GDB at a relatively high level.

The annotation mechanism has largely been superseded by GDB/MI (see GDB/MI).

Annotations Overview:    What annotations are; the general syntax.
Server Prefix:    Issuing a command without affecting user state.
Prompting:    Annotations marking GDB’s need for input.
Errors:    Annotations for error messages.
Invalidation:    Some annotations describe things now invalid.
Annotations for Running:    Whether the program is running, how it stopped, etc.
Source Annotations:    Annotations describing source code.