If you need to execute occasional shell commands during your debugging session, there is no need to leave or suspend the debugger; you can just use the shell command.
Invoke the standard shell to execute command string. If it exists, the environment variable SHELL determines which shell to run. Otherwise, the debugger uses /bin/sh.
The utility make is often needed in development environments. You do not have to use the shell command for this purpose in the debugger:
Execute the make program with the specified arguments. This is equivalent to shell make make-args.