Ending a Debugging Session in CDB
You can exit CDB by entering the q (Quit) command. This command also closes the application that you are debugging.
The qd (Quit and Detach) command detaches CDB from the target application, exits the debugger, and leaves the target application running. If you used the -pd command-line option when you started the debugger, detaching occurs if the session is ended for any reason. (This technique makes -pd especially useful when you are debugging a sensitive process, such as the Client Server Run-Time Subsystem (CSRSS), that you do not want to end.)
If the debugger is not responding, you can exit by pressing CTRL+B and then ENTER. This method is a secondary exit mechanism. It abruptly ends the debugger and is similar to ending a process through Task Manager or by closing the window.
To end a user-mode debugging session, return the debugger to dormant mode, and close the target application, you can use the following method:
- Enter the .kill (Kill Process) command.
To end a user-mode debugging session, return the debugger to dormant mode, and set the target application running again, you can use the following methods:
Enter the .detach (Detach from Process) command. If you are debugging multiple targets, this command detaches from the current target and continues the debugging session with the remaining targets.
Enter the qd (Quit and Detach) command.
Enter the q (Quit) command, if you started the debugger with the -pd option.
To end a user-mode debugging session, return the debugger to dormant mode, but leave the target application in the debugging state, you can use the following method:
- Enter the .abandon (Abandon Process) command.
For more information about reattaching to the target, see Reattaching to the Target Application.