Yesterday i noticed a nice output from dbg while going through a write up on the internet. As am new to dbg i googled a lot as i wanted to make dbg work similar for me. As seen below this customisation would help me a lot with my work with all the data displayed instantaneously. I tried voltron from the below link but was unable to get it working with many errors. https://github.com/snare/voltron

Is there any extension other than voltron so that i can get the output as shown in the link below? Would editing the .dbginit file help in any way?




  • Are you writing dbg instead of gdb in your text on purpose, or is that a spelling checker wrecking havoc? You might want to check gdb -tui. Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 9:46
  • iirc you are looking at mammons gdbinit should be downloadable at woodmanns or at github
    – blabb
    Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 5:23

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what you show looks a lot like PEDA (PEDA Github repo) a Python extension to GDB. Although PEDA is very good, it looks like it is not being actively developed anymore.

A newer incarnation of this idea is GEF (GDB Enhanced Features) (GEF Github repo). It is written in Python as well and it has the advantage of bein multi-architecture (Intel, ARM, MIPS, etc.)

Both require a minimal change in your .gdbinit to work, no tedious installation, dependencies or anything like that.

Have fun debugging!

  • Thanks for the reply. That solved my problem. It is time to have fun with PEDA and GEF than :)
    – m4v3rick
    Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 7:24

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