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From: Enze Li <>
Subject: [binutils-gdb] gdb/doc: Documentation for the new print command
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 03:31:56 +0000 (GMT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw);h=153b3c1117d02c2893c5be1b3af53ec7f161a211

commit 153b3c1117d02c2893c5be1b3af53ec7f161a211
Author: Enze Li <>
Date:   Sun Jun 12 13:24:02 2022 +0800

    gdb/doc: Documentation for the new print command
    Document the new command "print nibbles" and add a NEWS entry.

 gdb/NEWS            |  5 +++++
 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 2 files changed, 36 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/NEWS b/gdb/NEWS
index c570681a977..5576c355b7a 100644
--- a/gdb/NEWS
+++ b/gdb/NEWS
@@ -36,6 +36,11 @@ maintenance show ignore-prologue-end-flag
   used to force GDB to use prologue analyzers if the line-table is constructed
   from erroneous debug information.
+set print nibbles [on|off]
+show print nibbles
+  This controls whether the 'print/t' command will display binary values
+  in groups of four bits, known as "nibbles".  The default is 'off'.
 * Changed commands
 maintenance info line-table
diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index 2178b476f53..b3e995f166b 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -2142,10 +2142,10 @@ on @code{-} after the command name.  For example:
 (@value{GDBP}) print -@key{TAB}@key{TAB}
--address         -max-depth               -pretty          -symbol
--array           -memory-tag-violations   -raw-values      -union
--array-indexes   -null-stop               -repeats         -vtbl
--elements        -object                  -static-members
+-address         -max-depth               -object          -static-members
+-array           -memory-tag-violations   -pretty          -symbol
+-array-indexes   -nibbles                 -raw-values      -union
+-elements        -null-stop               -repeats         -vtbl
 @end smallexample
 Completion will in some cases guide you with a suggestion of what kind
@@ -10154,6 +10154,10 @@ Set limit on string chars or array elements to print.  The value
 Set the threshold after which nested structures are replaced with
 ellipsis.  Related setting: @ref{set print max-depth}.
+@item -nibbles [@code{on}|@code{off}]
+Set whether to print binary values in groups of four bits, known
+as ``nibbles''.  @xref{set print nibbles}.
 @item -memory-tag-violations [@code{on}|@code{off}]
 Set printing of additional information about memory tag violations.
 @xref{set print memory-tag-violations}.
@@ -11518,6 +11522,29 @@ Stop printing element indexes when displaying arrays.
 Show whether the index of each element is printed when displaying
+@anchor{set print nibbles}
+@item set print nibbles
+@itemx set print nibbles on
+@cindex print binary values in groups of four bits
+Print binary values in groups of four bits, known as @dfn{nibbles},
+when using the print command of @value{GDBN} with the option @samp{/t}.
+For example, this is what it looks like with @code{set print nibbles on}:
+(@value{GDBP}) print val_flags
+$1 = 1230
+(@value{GDBP}) print/t val_flags
+$2 = 0100 1100 1110
+@end group
+@end smallexample
+@item set print nibbles off
+Don't printing binary values in groups.  This is the default.
+@item show print nibbles
+Show whether to print binary values in groups of four bits.
 @anchor{set print elements}
 @item set print elements @var{number-of-elements}
 @itemx set print elements unlimited

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