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I assume you are using *nix based systems since you mentioned gdb. If you just want to print the stack/registers when you hit a break point, you can use command to set up some print statements. See here. Installing pwndbg makes it a lot less exhausting as it prints out the stack and registers every time you step, with labels on the stack identifying rbp and ...


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Registers ss, cs, ds, es, gs, fs are special. They are called segment registers and contain not addresses but selectors. A selector is used by the CPU as a reference to a segment - area of memory with a specific base (start address), limit (end address) and permissions. Selectors and segments are set up by the OS and in theory there may be many different ...


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Borland's Turbo Debugger also has a text-window-based UI, with the stack in its own window and showing which values in which locations. It doesn't tell you what those values represent, but at least it's always visible.


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