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Optional warnings and messages

By default, GDB is silent about its inner workings.  If you are running
on a slow machine, you may want to use the `set verbose' command.  This
makes GDB tell you when it does a lengthy internal operation, so you
will not think it has crashed.
   Currently, the messages controlled by `set verbose' are those which
announce that the symbol table for a source file is being read; see
`symbol-file' in *Note Commands to specify files: Files.
`set verbose on'
     Enables GDB output of certain informational messages.
`set verbose off'
     Disables GDB output of certain informational messages.
`show verbose'
     Displays whether `set verbose' is on or off.
   By default, if GDB encounters bugs in the symbol table of an object
file, it is silent; but if you are debugging a compiler, you may find
this information useful (*note Errors reading symbol files: Symbol
Errors.).
`set complaints LIMIT'
     Permits GDB to output LIMIT complaints about each type of unusual
     symbols before becoming silent about the problem.  Set LIMIT to
     zero to suppress all complaints; set it to a large number to
     prevent complaints from being suppressed.
`show complaints'
     Displays how many symbol complaints GDB is permitted to produce.
   By default, GDB is cautious, and asks what sometimes seems to be a
lot of stupid questions to confirm certain commands.  For example, if
you try to run a program which is already running:
     (gdb) run
     The program being debugged has been started already.
     Start it from the beginning? (y or n)
   If you are willing to unflinchingly face the consequences of your own
commands, you can disable this "feature":
`set confirm off'
     Disables confirmation requests.
`set confirm on'
     Enables confirmation requests (the default).
`show confirm'
     Displays state of confirmation requests.