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bashdb-4.4.1.0.1-9.mga7.noarch.rpm

Here we have a debugger (*the* debugger?) for Bash 3.0 and higher.

The command syntax generally follows that of the
[zsh debugger ](https://github.com/rocky/zshdb) trepanning debuggers
and, more generally, GNU debugger *gdb*.

There are 3 ways to get into the debugger. If bash (with debugger
support enabled which is the default) is installed and the debugger
are *both* installed properly. Then:

```
   bash --debugger -- bash-script-name script-arg1 script-arg2...
```

If bash isn't installed in a way that will find bashdb, then:

```
   bashdb [bashdb-opts] -- bash-script-name script-arg1 script-arg2...
```

The downside here is that $0 will be "bashdb" not
bash-script-name. Also call stack will show the invocation to bashdb.

Finally, to invoke the debugger from the script

```
  # my script
  # work, work, work, ...

  # Load debugger support
  source <bashdb-installation>/bashdb-trace -L <bashdb-installation>
  # work, work, work or not...
  _Dbg_debugger; :   # Calls the debugger at the line below
  stop_here
```

An advantage of the above is that there is no overhead up until you
invoke the debugger. Typically for large bash programs like
configuration scripts, this is a big win.

*IMPORTANT NOTE IF YOU USE THE ABOVE TO DEBUG CONFIGURE SCRIPTS...*

stdin is closed by configure early on. This causes the debugger to quit.
You can get around this invoking a command script that sets debugger
up input and output. Run tty to figure out what the terminal tty is set to.

```
  $ tty
  /dev/pts/3
  $
```

Above it came out to */dev/pts/3*. Let's go with that. Put the folliwng
in a file say */tmp/bashdb-configure*

```
  source /dev/pts/3
  tty /dev/pts/3
```

Now arrange to read that configuration file using the *-x* or *--eval-command*
switch:

```
  source <bashdb-installation>/bashdb-trace -L <bashdb-installation> -x /tmp/bashdb-configure
```

* [manual page](http://bashdb.sourceforge.net/bashdb-man.html)
* [tree-structured reference manual](http://www.rodericksmith.plus.com/outlines/manuals/bashdbOutline.html)
* [tree-structured reference manual](http://www.rodericksmith.plus.com/outlines/manuals/bashdbOutline.html)

See *INSTALL* for generic GNU configure installation instructions.