If you need to execute occasional shell commands during your
debugging session, there is no need to leave or suspend GDB; you can
just use the
shell command string
SHELLdetermines which shell to run. Otherwise GDB uses the default shell (`/bin/sh' on Unix systems, `COMMAND.COM' on MS-DOS, etc.).
make is often needed in development environments.
You do not have to use the
shell command for this purpose in
makeprogram with the specified arguments. This is equivalent to `shell make make-args'.
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