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By default, GDB opens the file containing your program's executable
code (or the corefile) read-only. This prevents accidental alterations
to machine code; but it also prevents you from intentionally patching
your program's binary.
If you'd like to be able to patch the binary, you can specify that
explicitly with the `set write' command. For example, you might want
to turn on internal debugging flags, or even to make emergency repairs.
`set write on'
`set write off'
If you specify `set write on', GDB opens executable and core files
for both reading and writing; if you specify `set write off' (the
default), GDB opens them read-only.
If you have already loaded a file, you must load it again (using
the `exec-file' or `core-file' command) after changing `set
write', for your new setting to take effect.
Display whether executable files and core files are opened for
writing as well as reading.
Created Mon Nov 8 17:42:38 2004 on tillpc with info_to_html version 0.9.6.