[lldb-dev] Global lldbinit file?

jingham at apple.com jingham at apple.com
Wed Jan 28 11:11:54 PST 2015

This worries me a little bit.  I install your Hexagon lldb, and that installs a global lldbinit, which then starts affecting my use of the other lldb's I happen to have on my system in ways that are not at all clear to me...  That doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

gdb had a global configuration file in /etc/conf, and Apple's gdb installation used it for a few things (this was actually done at NeXT and NOT by me...) - mainly setting some common print variables.  But this just ended up causing more confusion than it was worth.  It would have been better to just bake these into the gdb driver we shipped...

I would suggest distributing your lldb as lldb-hex or something like that, and including a template .lldbinit-hex that folks could install, or making your own driver that sets the options you want first.


> On Jan 28, 2015, at 9:40 AM, Ted Woodward <ted.woodward at codeaurora.org> wrote:
> When LLDB launches, it will read ~/.lldbinit (and possibly other variants of that, like ~/.lldbinit-Xcode).
> In my Hexagon LLDB installation, I want LLDB to always load a global lldbinit file. Currently I do this by having lldb be a wrapper script that calls lldb with –o, but I’d like to eliminate the wrapper script, since wrapper batch files cause problems with ctrl-c handling on Windows. I use this to load a python file with utilities in it, like one to get the TLB info from the target. It sends a qXfer command to the remote GDB server to download an XML file, parses it, and prints the info from it. These utilities need to load for all users.
> Do we have a global lldbinit file, or should I add code to load Host::GetProgramFileSpec()/lldbinit?
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