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GammaRay - Qt-application inspection and manipulation tool.

GAMMARAY(1) KDAB Products GAMMARAY(1)

NAME

GammaRay - Qt-application inspection and manipulation tool.

SYNOPSIS

gammaray [--pid <pid> | <application> <args> | --connect <host>[:<port>]

DESCRIPTION

GammaRay inspects runtime internals of a Qt-application, such as:
Object tree, properties, signal/slots, widgets, models,
graphics views, javascript debugger, resources,
state machines, meta types, fonts, codecs, text documents
When run without any options, gammaray will present a list of running Qt-applications from which you can attach the selected injector. Else, you can attach to a running process by specifying its pid, or you can start a new Qt-application by specifying its name (and optional arguments).

OPTIONS

--help
Print help message and exit.
--version
Print version information and exit.
-p, --pid <pid>
Attach to running Qt application with the specified pid.
-i, --injector <injector>
Set the specified injection type.
 
Supported injectors are:
preload (Linux, Mac OS)
gdb (Linux. requires gdb to be installed)
style
windll (Windows)
--inprocess
Use the Gammaray 1.x in-process UI. This is not necessary in most cases, apart from using tools that do not work remotely.
--inject-only
This will only inject the GammaRay probe into a process, but not start the GammaRay UI. This is useful for example when doing remote debugging on embedded devices.
--listen <address>
Specify on which network address the GammaRay server should listen, default is 0.0.0.0 (ie. all of them). This can be used for example on Windows to avoid firewall warnings by setting the address to 127.0.0.1 if you don't need remote access.
--no-listen
Disables the GammaRay server. This implies --inprocess as there is no other way to connect to the GammaRay probe in this case.
--list-probes
List all installed probes.
--probe <abi>
Explicitly specify which probe to use. You should use this if you have more than one probe installed (e.g. one for Qt4 and one for Qt5), until probe ABI auto-detection is implemented.
--connect <host[:port]>
Connect to a target with an already injected GammaRay probe. Useful for example for remote debugging.

EXAMPLES

Run gammaray on the Qt-application "qtfoo" with command line arguments 'arg1' and 'arg2':
 % gammaray /path/to/qtfoo arg1 arg2
    
Invoke gammaray on the Qt-application running with pid 1234:
 % gammaray --pid 1234
    
Invoke gammaray on with injector gdb on Qt-application running with pid 1234:
 % gammaray --injector gdb --pid 1234
    

EXIT STATUS

Exits with 0 under normal operation; otherwise, exists with a positive integer indicating a problem occurred while launching or attaching an injector. Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Klaralvdalens Datakonsult AB, a KDAB Group company, <info@kdab.com>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
StackWalker code Copyright (c) 2005-2009, Jochen Kalmbach, All rights reserved.

AUTHORS

 Volker Krause <volker.krause@kdab.com> (Head Engineer)
 Allen Winter <allen.winter@kdab.com>
 Andreas Holzammer <andreas.holzammer@kdab.com>
 David Faure <david.faure@kdab.com>
 Kevin Funk <kevin.funk@kdab.com>
 Milian Wolff <milian.wolff@kdab.com>
 Patrick Spendrin <patrick.spendrin@kdab.com>
 Stephen Kelly <stephen.kelly@kdab.com>
 Till Adam <till@kdab.com>
 Tobias Koenig <tobias.koenig@kdab.com>
2014-04-26 2.0.2