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Postmortem Debugging in Python

Serhat Teker
Uomo Universale | Software Engineer | Entrepreneur | builds systems | py:js:go |
Originally published at tech.serhatteker.com on ・1 min read

If you'd like to debug your code if only it throws an uncaught exception run:

$ python -m ipdb your_program.py
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INFO
You can use default debugger — pdb, but I prefer ipdb.

Install it with: pip install ipdb

If you don't provide the -c continue flag then you'll need to enter 'c' —continue, when execution begins. So it's better to use it with the flag:

$ python -m ipdb -c continue your_program.py
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And since I use it a lot, I got an alias for it:

alias pd='python -m ipdb -c continue'
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All done!

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