A.3. Files in the home directory

When you install and run RealView Debugger v1.8 for the first time, files containing default settings and target configuration details are copied into your RealView Debugger default home directory where they can be maintained.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of RealView Debugger, the installer creates the home directory and copies your existing configuration details into it. This means that this area is not empty when you run the debugger for the first time:

armreg.sig

An internal settings file that is created or updated each time you run RealView Debugger.

Do not edit this file manually.

exphist.sav

Your personal history file. This file keeps a record of each session and stores your personal favorites, for example watched variables. This file is updated at the end of each debugging session.

genmake.loc

Specifies the location of the development tools used when working with projects. RealView Debugger copies this file into the default home directory when you first create a project.

rvdebug.aws

Your default workspace settings file. For a new installation, RealView Debugger creates this file when it runs for the first time. By default, this file is updated with the state of the debugger at the end of each debugging session.

rvdebug.brd

Your board file containing target configuration settings. For a new installation, this is a duplicate of the file installed in the default settings directory \etc.

This file references .rbe files and .bcd files.

rvdebug.ini

Specifies global configuration settings used across all workspaces or when working without a workspace. For a new installation, RealView Debugger creates this file when it runs for the first time.

rvdebug.sav

This file specifies how each RealView Debugger session starts. For a new installation, RealView Debugger creates this file the first time you close down after performing an operation. By default, this file is updated at the end of each debugging session.

*.auc

These are default target configuration settings files created when you first run RealView Debugger, for example default.auc.

These files are referenced by the .rbe files.

*.bcd

Board/Chip definition files that you might have copied into your home directory, from the default settings directory \etc, to make changes.

Make copies of files so that the installation files are not changed.

*.cnf

These are default target configuration settings files that are created, by the RDI configuration utility, when you first run RealView Debugger, for example armulator.cnf.

These files are referenced by the .rbe files.

*.rbe

There is one .rbe configuration file for each available RDI target, for example armulator.rbe. This file is updated when you make changes to the RDI settings.

*.rvc

Configuration files for RV-msg connections. You change the contents of one of these files when you modify the configuration of an RV-msg connection using the RVConfig dialog box.

Do not edit these files manually.

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