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5.1.4 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. No value for GDBN automatically ignores breakpoints on the first instruction to be executed when you continue execution without changing the execution address.


Delete any breakpoints at the next instruction to be executed in the selected stack frame (see section 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 named function.

clear linenum
clear filename:linenum

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

delete [breakpoints] [range]

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

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