Changing the EAX register with Python

David Cournapeau cournape at
Fri Nov 19 13:43:44 CET 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Tim Roberts <timr at> wrote:
> dutche <dutche at> wrote:
>>Hi folks, I have a unusual question here.
>>How can I change the value of EAX register under python under Linux??
>>As paimei does under Windows.
>>My project is to have a python program that loads a C program and sets
>>a breakpoint at some address, and then with this breakpoint I change
>>the EAX register and then continue the program execution.
>>With Windows and paimei I did that, but under Linux I don't know yet.
> You will need to find a Linux application equivalent to PaiMei.  Your
> question is not "how can I change EAX", your question is "where can I find
> a Linux debugger that can be controlled from Python?"

Well, gdb may just be the tool you are looking for: since version 7.0
at least, you can script gdb using python,



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