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Re: manpage question re: '--debugger': what/where is debugger *profile*

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: manpage question re: '--debugger': what/where is debugger *profile*
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:18:22 -0500
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On 2/8/16 4:06 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Under the bash-arg "--debugger" it says:
>    Arrange for the debugger profile to be executed before the shell
>    starts.   Turns  on extended debugging mode (see the description
>    of the extdebug option to the shopt builtin below).
> ----
> When I think of a "profile" in bash, I think of things
> like /etc/profile or ~/.{bash_,}profile.
> Is there something like that for debugging
> (ex: /etc/bash_debugging or ~/.bash_debugging)?

This refers to the debugger startup file that's installed as part of the
bashdb package.  To use this mode, the bashdb install location has to agree
with the bash define for DEBUGGER_START_FILE.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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