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Commands view

Use the Commands view to display Arm Debugger commands and the messages output by the debugger. It enables you to enter commands, run a command script, and save the contents of the view to a text file.

Commands view

You can execute Arm Debugger commands by entering the command in the field provided, then click Submit.


You must connect to a target to use this feature.

You can also use content assist keyboard combinations, provided by Eclipse, to display a list of Arm Debugger commands. Filtering is also possible by entering a partial command. For example, enter pr followed by the content assist keyboard combination to search for the print command.

To display sub-commands, you must filter on the top-level command. For example, enter info followed by the content assist keyboard combination to display all the info sub-commands.

See Development Studio perspective keyboard shortcuts in the Related reference section for details about specific content assist keyboard combinations available in Arm Debugger.


To access the default settings for this view, select Window then Preferences. From here, you can specify settings such as the default location for script files, or the maximum number of lines to display.

Toolbar and context menu options

The following options are available from the toolbar or context menu:

Linked: context
Links this view to the selected connection in the Debug Control view. This is the default setting. Alternatively you can link the view to a different connection. If the connection you want is not shown in the drop-down list, you might have to select it first in the Debug Control view.
Save Console Buffer
Saves the contents of the Commands view to a text file.
Clear Console
Clears the contents of the Commands view.
Toggles Scroll Lock
Enables or disables the automatic scrolling of messages in the Commands view.
Bring to front when a command is executed
Disabled by default. When enabled, the debugger automatically changes the focus to this view when a command is executed.
Script menu

A menu of options that enable you to manage and run command scripts:

<Recent scripts list>
A list of the recently run scripts.
<Recent favorites list>
A list of the scripts you have added to your favorites list.
Run Script File...
Displays the Open dialog box to select and run a script file.
Organize Favorites...
Displays the Scripts view, where you can organize your scripts.
Show Command History View
Displays the History view.
Copies the selected commands. You can also use the standard keyboard shortcut to do this.
Pastes the command that you have previously copied into the Command field. You can also use the standard keyboard shortcut to do this.
Select all
Selects all output in the Commands view. You can also use the standard keyboard shortcut to do this.
Save selected lines as a script...

Displays the Save As dialog box to save the selected commands to a script file.

When you click Save on the Save As dialog box, you are given the option to add the script file to your favorites list. Click OK to add the script to your favorites list. Favorites are displayed in the Scripts view.

Execute selected lines
Runs the selected commands.
New Commands View
Displays a new instance of the Commands view.