Re: Linux program = dos debug ?
On Sun, 8 Nov 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I was asked a question today that I am not able to find the answer
> for. What is the linux equivilent of the dos debug program? I looked
> tru the package files and all I can find are program debuggers. Could
> someone point out what I am missing, please.
Well, as such, there is no such thing. The DOS debug program lets you
read from and write to arbitrary locations in memory. You can do this in
DOS, a real-mode OS, but it's not really sensible in a protected-mode OS
If you *really* want to do something like this, try reading and writing
to /dev/kcore, which is a 'dummy' file that represents RAM. You can only
do this as root. Frankly, I'd never even consider doing this, but if you
absolutely *have* to poke around in memory, go ahead...
Ray Ingles (248) 377-7735 email@example.com
"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."
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