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Specifying source directories
Executable programs sometimes do not record the directories of the
source files from which they were compiled, just the names. Even when
they do, the directories could be moved between the compilation and
your debugging session. GDB has a list of directories to search for
source files; this is called the "source path". Each time GDB wants a
source file, it tries all the directories in the list, in the order
they are present in the list, until it finds a file with the desired
name. Note that the executable search path is _not_ used for this
purpose. Neither is the current working directory, unless it happens
to be in the source path.
If GDB cannot find a source file in the source path, and the object
program records a directory, GDB tries that directory too. If the
source path is empty, and there is no record of the compilation
directory, GDB looks in the current directory as a last resort.
Whenever you reset or rearrange the source path, GDB clears out any
information it has cached about where source files are found and where
each line is in the file.
When you start GDB, its source path includes only `cdir' and `cwd',
in that order. To add other directories, use the `directory' command.
`directory DIRNAME ...'
`dir DIRNAME ...'
Add directory DIRNAME to the front of the source path. Several
directory names may be given to this command, separated by `:'
(`;' on MS-DOS and MS-Windows, where `:' usually appears as part
of absolute file names) or whitespace. You may specify a
directory that is already in the source path; this moves it
forward, so GDB searches it sooner.
You can use the string `$cdir' to refer to the compilation
directory (if one is recorded), and `$cwd' to refer to the current
working directory. `$cwd' is not the same as `.'--the former
tracks the current working directory as it changes during your GDB
session, while the latter is immediately expanded to the current
directory at the time you add an entry to the source path.
Reset the source path to empty again. This requires confirmation.
Print the source path: show which directories it contains.
If your source path is cluttered with directories that are no longer
of interest, GDB may sometimes cause confusion by finding the wrong
versions of source. You can correct the situation as follows:
1. Use `directory' with no argument to reset the source path to empty.
2. Use `directory' with suitable arguments to reinstall the
directories you want in the source path. You can add all the
directories in one command.
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