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2.2 Running your program under Memcheck

If you normally run your program like this:

myprog arg1 arg2

Use this command line:

valgrind --leak-check=yes myprog arg1 arg2

Memcheck is the default tool. The --leak-check option turns on the detailed memory leak detector.

Your program will run much slower (e.g. 20 to 30 times) than normal, and use a lot more memory. Memcheck will issue messages about memory errors and leaks that it detects.

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