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How to save breakpoints and tracepoints in gdb?

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I am using gdb. I am not able to use ddd because my connection is slow and not able to run xterm. i am not able to use emacs, because I have not learned it.

Now it is painful to set up my traces and breaks every time.

Is there a way to save all this work for next time I run the debug?

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There is no way known to me to save breakpoints and the like using the command line interface or the text user interface in gdb.
You can, though, create a .gdbinit file (see man gdb) and store the breakpoint commands in there (although I don't think that this is really a good idea, as breakpoints might change when the program evolves, etc.).

So I think you're out of luck here, even if this is not the answer you wanted to hear.
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Forgot to add:
Tracepoints can be saved using the "save-tracepoints /path/to/file" command. If you want to load the tracepoints again, use the "source /path/to/file" command.

Another idea to make life easier with not being able to save breakpoints:
You can turn history saving on:

(gdb) set history save on

That way, gdb will save the command history into a file and in future invocations of gdb, you can cycle through your previous commands (breakpoint definitions, etc.).

To make this change permanent, you need to add "set history save on" to your gdbinit file.
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You should definetly read http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp, especially the section "What is the right grade to give?".
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