GDB integration for Atom

apm install atom-gdb-debugger@0.2.2


atom-gdb-debugger package

apm deps devDeps Gitter

GDB integration for Atom.

This is still very experimental and under construction. If you try it, please stop by the Gitter channel and let us know what you think.


  • Configurable, per project
  • Provides access to GDB/CLI
  • Show current position in editor
  • Basic run control functions accessible from UI
  • Display breakpoints in editor
  • Inspect threads, call stacks and variables
  • Set up a view of target variables
  • Set watchpoints on target variables
  • Assign new values to target variables

Default key bindings (with GDB/CLI equivalents)

  • F12 Activate package and start GDB
  • F5 Resume target execution (continue)
  • Shift-F5 Interrupt target execution (Ctrl-C/interrupt)
  • F9 Toggle breakpoint on current line in editor (break/delete)
  • F10 Single step, over function calls (next)
  • F11 Single step, into function calls (step)
  • Shift-F11 Resume until return of current function (finish)


Atom Package:

apm install atom-gdb-debugger

Or Settings/Preferences ➔ Packages ➔ Search for atom-gdb-debugger

For development you can also clone the repository directly and install it via:

apm install
apm link .