Tracking a variable in gdb

Rob Harris robh at
Tue Oct 1 08:53:13 UTC 2013

Not my thing, but found the following:-

Link 11: 3.4. Conditional breakpoints
Link 12: 3.5. Stepping

These are out of the following tutorial:-

Hth, Rh.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer at>
To: <blinux-list at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 8:00 AM
Subject: Tracking a variable in gdb

What is the syntax for telling gdb to break when a variable changes? 
I've read the manual, but I can't find this information.


John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
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