6.3. Your program's arguments
The arguments to your program can be specified by the arguments of the
They are passed to a shell, which expands wildcard characters and
performs redirection of I/O, and thence to your program. Your
SHELL environment variable (if it exists) specifies what shell
gdb uses. If you do not define SHELL, gdb uses
the default shell (/bin/sh on Unix).
On non-Unix systems, the program is usually invoked directly by
gdb, which emulates I/O redirection via the appropriate system
calls, and the wildcard characters are expanded by the startup code of
the program, not by the shell.
run with no arguments uses the same arguments used by the previous
run, or those set by the set args command.
- set args
Specify the arguments to be used the next time your program is run. If
set args has no arguments, run executes your program
with no arguments. Once you have run your program with arguments,
using set args before the next run is the only way to run
it again without arguments.
- show args
Show the arguments to give your program when it is started.