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EDB(1) EDB(1)


edb - graphical debugger and disassembler for executables


edb [OPTION]... [TARGET]


edb (Evan's Debugger) is a modular and modern disassembler and debugger for binary ELF files based on ptrace API and the capstone disassembly library.

Show usage and exit.
generate symbols map for file <file>
attach the process of PID <pid> to debugger
open <program> in debugger with optional [args...]
show version string and exit.
show version and exit.


edb --symbols /lib/ >

Will generate symbols for libc and save it in a text file. It's useful if you store this map files in the symbols directory configured in edb's preferences.
for i in $(ls /lib); do edb --symbols $i > $(basename $i).map; done

Useful to generate maps for all libs you have in /lib.
edb --run /bin/ls

Will open the ls program binary in debugger.
edb --attach 1720

Attach the process of PID 1720 to debugger.


Written by Evan Teran <>


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Copyright © 2008 CodeF00. Licensed GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2 <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

December 2011