adddebug - Modifies Makefile(s) to add debug info

adddebug [-k] [-r] [-n]

adddebug modifies the Makefile in the current directory (and optionally in its subdirectories) to add debug info (-g3). It will also remove optimisations (-O[1-9]).

This utility is part of the KDE Software Development Kit.


Keep optimisations (do not remove -O[1-9]? flags which are removed by default).


Recursively search through all subdirectories of the current directory and operate on every Makefile that is found.


compile without NDEBUG and NO_DEBUG being defined (makes kDebug calls work)

Ben Burton <>

2003-03-07 [FIXME: source]