How to go to the previous line in GDB?

Yes! With the new version 7.0 gdb, you can do exactly that!

The command would be “reverse-step“, or “reverse-next“.

You can get gdb-7.0 from

If you run into the error: Target child does not support this command. then try adding target record at the beginning of execution, after starting run.

Edit: Since GDB 7.6 target record is deprecated, use target record-full instead.

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