adb - general-purpose debugger
adb [-kw] [-I dir] [-P prompt] [-V mode] [ object [ core]]
The adb utility is an interactive, general-purpose debugger.
It can be used to examine files and provides a controlled
environment for the execution of programs.
The adb utility is now implemented as a link to the mdb(1)
utility in Solaris 9. mdb(1) is a low-level debugging util-
ity that can be used to examine user processes as well as
the live operating system or operating system crash dumps.
The new mdb(1) utility provides complete backwards compati-
bility with the existing syntax and features of adb, includ-
ing support for processing adb macro files. The Solaris
Modular Debugger Guide and mdb(1) man page describes the
features of mdb, including its adb compatibility mode. This
mode will be activated by default when the adb link is exe-
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWmdb (32-bit) |
| | SUNWmdbx (64-bit) |
Solaris Modular Debugger Guide
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