[Lldb-commits] [lldb] r158246 - /lldb/trunk/docs/lldb.1

Jason Molenda jmolenda at apple.com
Fri Jun 8 16:49:32 PDT 2012

Author: jmolenda
Date: Fri Jun  8 18:49:32 2012
New Revision: 158246

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=158246&view=rev
Incorporate suggestions from Jim, add "USING LLDB" and "FILES" sections.


Modified: lldb/trunk/docs/lldb.1
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/lldb/trunk/docs/lldb.1?rev=158246&r1=158245&r2=158246&view=diff
--- lldb/trunk/docs/lldb.1 (original)
+++ lldb/trunk/docs/lldb.1 Fri Jun  8 18:49:32 2012
@@ -24,7 +24,9 @@
 .It Fl h, -help 
 Prints out the usage information for the 
+debugger.  The \fB\-\-help\fR text may be more up-to-date and
+authoritative than the command line options described in this man
 .It Fl v, -version 
 Prints out the version number of the 
@@ -75,6 +77,37 @@
 so 'lldb -- <filename> [<ARG1> [<ARG2>]]' also works.
 Remember to end the options with "--" if any of your arguments have a "-" in them.)
+there is a \fBhelp\fR command which can be used to find descriptions and examples of
+commands.  To get help on "\fBbreakpoint set\fR" you would type "\fBhelp breakpoint set\fR".
+There is also an \fBapropos\fR command which will search the help text of all commands
+for a given term -- this is useful for locating a command by topic.  For instance, "\fBapropos breakpoint\fR"
+will list any command that has the word \fBbreakpoint\fR in its help text.
+will read settings/aliases/commands from three files at startup, if they exist.
+First, it will read a \fB~/.lldbinit-\fIdebugger\fR command file.  If you are using the
+command line interface, this is \fB~/.lldbinit-lldb\fR.  If you are using 
+inside a GUI debugger like
+.Nm Xcode
+this will be \fB~/.lldbinit-Xcode\fR.  This is a useful place to put settings that you
+want to apply only when a given 
+command interpreter is used.
+Second, \fB~/.lldbinit\fR is read.
+Third, an \fR.lldbinit\fR file in the current working directory (where 
+is started) will be read.
 The LLDB project page http://lldb.llvm.org/ has many different resources for

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