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Deleting breakpoints

It is often necessary to eliminate a breakpoint, watchpoint, or catchpoint once it has done its job and you no longer want your program to stop there. This is called deleting the breakpoint. A breakpoint that has been deleted no longer exists; it is forgotten.

With the clear command you can delete breakpoints according to where they are in your program. With the delete command you can delete individual breakpoints, watchpoints, or catchpoints by specifying their breakpoint numbers.

It is not necessary to delete a breakpoint to proceed past it. GDB automatically ignores breakpoints on the first instruction to be executed when you continue execution without changing the execution address.

clear

Delete any breakpoints at the next instruction to be executed in the selected stack frame (Selecting a frame). When the innermost frame is selected, this is a good way to delete a breakpoint where your program just stopped.

clear function
clear filename:function

Delete any breakpoints set at entry to the function function.

clear linenum
clear filename:linenum

Delete any breakpoints set at or within the code of the specified line.

delete [breakpoints][range...]

Delete the breakpoints, watchpoints, or catchpoints of the breakpoint ranges specified as arguments. If no argument is specified, delete all breakpoints (GDB asks confirmation, unless you have set confirm off). You can abbreviate this command as d.