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Debugging C code with VSCode

Using a linux machine to write c code makes the process a little bit easier because the c compiler and debugger probably are already installed.
To be able to debug c code it is necessary to compile the code with the necessary parameters, for example:

gcc -g hello.c

After that, you need the appropriate configuration on your launch.json file:

      "name": "Debug c",
      "type": "cppdbg",
      "request": "launch",
      "program": "${workspaceFolder}/a.out",
      "args": [],
      "stopAtEntry": false,
      "cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
      "environment": [],
      "externalConsole": true,
      "MIMode": "gdb",
      "setupCommands": [
          "description": "Enable pretty-printing for gdb",
          "text": "-enable-pretty-printing",
          "ignoreFailures": true

This is the most basic configuration. If you change the output name during compilation, don’t forget to change it on the file too.

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