Contrib gdbOF

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gdbOF is an attachable to GNU debugger (gdb) tool that includes macros to debug OpenFOAM's solvers and applications in an easier way.

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1 Formal presentation

gdbOF in Advances in Engineering Software

2 Download

GdbOF_v1.03a.tar.gz: Source code and installation script (OpenFOAM versions < 2.4)

GdbOF_v1.04a.tar.gz: Source code and installation script (OpenFOAM versions >= 2.4)

3 Basic Usage

3.1 Installation

After download, descompress it, open a terminal and put:

$ ./

3.2 Basic command line usage

GdbOF-Manual.pdf: gdbOF Manual

3.3 Known Bugs

This utility is still under development. Currently there are no known bugs (but probably some unknown ones).

Suggestions about new tools are welcome!!

4 History

  • 2011-06-08: First upload of the utility
  • 2011-07-06: Launched version 1.00 alpha. It includes pexportfoamformat command.
  • 2011-09-09: Added wedge an inletOutlet functionality for pexportfoamformat
  • 2011-11-10: Manual added
  • 2012-01-30: Link to AES added
  • 2014-05-15: Solves some bugs and adds pname command
  • 2016-08-09: Fixing compatibility with OF 3.x and 4.x

4.1 Contact

19:40, 08 June 2011