in reply to Debugger Tutorials

I echo bikeNomad's recommendation of the Linux Journal article (I don't think the Monastery's article is as good. YMMV).

What really made me start making better use of the debugger is Effective Perl Programming by Hall and Schwartz. One of their recommendations I liked best was to use the debugger as an interactive Perl environment. That is, just type: perl -d -e 0 and any Perl you enter at the prompt will be executed. Combine this with the debugger's x command, and you have a nice way of, for example, analyzing data structures.

Don't be overwhelmed by the ton of commands that appear in the help. I hardly ever use more than these:

As others have pointed out in this thread, it won't help if your program won't compile. But that's true of debuggers for any compiled language.

HTH