Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Debug may refer to any of the following:


1. In general, debug refers to the process of examining and removing errors from a program's source code. For example, a developer may send a debug command through a program to see where in the code an error has occurred so he or she can resolve, or at least, bypass it.

2. Debug is also an MS-DOS and Windows command line command. See our debug command page for further details.

3. In an FTP session, the debug command may be used to toggle debugging on and off. See how to use FTP for information about debug and other FTP commands.

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