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Example code from Linguist:

# MicropendousX LPC17xx Development Board
# Connect to a debugger controlling a LPC17xx
# and download firmware.
# Start your OpenOCD gdb server before running
# this script with:  arm-none-eabi-gdb -x gdb_lpc17xx_program.gdb
# Note the 'monitor' command just passes its
# arguments to OpenOCD
# This file is released under the MIT License

# Connect to OpenOCD gdb server
target remote localhost:3333

# reset the LPC17xx IC with the OpenOCD reset command
monitor reset

# the following are OpenOCD commands as in OpenOCD_program.script
# which will download a hex file into your LPC17xx
monitor halt
monitor sleep 200
monitor wait_halt
monitor flash probe 0
monitor flash info 0
monitor flash write_image erase unlock USBtoSerial.hex
monitor sleep 200
monitor reset run
monitor exit


Example code from Wikipedia:

GNU gdb (GDB) Fedora (
Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu".
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
Reading symbols from /path/example...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /path/example
size of a = 21
[Inferior 1 (process 14290) exited normally]

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