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ISBN-13: 978-0596100278
ISBN-10: 0596100272
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"I'm sure this book will be of great assistance to anyone doing any serious development work in any of the supported languages." - John Collins, news@UK, September 2005

About the Author

Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)
  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596100272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596100278
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arnold Robbins is a professional programmer, instructor, and author. A long-time GNU Project volunteer, he currently maintains gawk. He has worked with C, C++, Unix, and GNU/Linux since 1980.

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Huang on March 1, 2007
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In my opinion, the GDB quick reference that you can download for free is more useful. To go over the basics, this book is OK, but for daily lookup purposes, the quick reference is more useful.

I purchased this book as a "filler" to reach over $25 for free shipping. I'm a software engineer and do use GDB frequently.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SrART on November 14, 2010
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To learn GDB get: The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse
by Norman Matloff

This one is ONLY if you already know GDB, it will not teach you how to use it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alexander T. Esplin on April 1, 2009
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I work on a very large C codebase, and 99% of our debugging is done in GDB.

Most of the time, singlestepping through every. single. line. would be prohibitively exhausting. Unlike the downloadable GDB refcard, this pocket reference contains enough info on conditional breakpoints and command sequences (among other GDB treasures) to _greatly_ reduce the amount of time it takes to locate the source of a problem among data structures that are simply too big (and sometimes sparsely populated) to step through one at a time.

I'm a big fan of the O'Reilly "Pocket Reference" series, and this one is definitely worth the price.
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