ADB(1) User Commands ADB(1)


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.
mdb(1) is a low-level debugging utility 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 compatibility
with the existing syntax and features of adb, including 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


mdb(1), attributes(5)

Solaris Modular Debugger Guide

November 29, 2005 ADB(1)