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Add '--pdb' option to 'manage.py runserver' and 'manage.py test'

Project description

Make debugging Django easier

Adding pdb.set_trace() to your source files every time you want to break into pdb sucks.

Don’t do that.

Do this.

Installation

Install using pip:

pip install django-pdb

Add to your django project:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'django_pdb',
)

Usage

manage.py runserver --pdb

Drops into pdb at the start of every view:

bash: testproject/manage.py runserver --pdb
Validating models...

0 errors found
Django version 1.3, using settings 'testproject.settings'
Development server is running at http://127.0.0.1:8000/
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.

GET /
function "myview" in testapp/views.py:6
args: ()
kwargs: {}

> /Users/tom/github/django-pdb/testproject/testapp/views.py(7)myview()
-> a = 1
(Pdb)

manage.py test --pdb

Drops into pdb on test errors/failures:

bash: testproject/manage.py test testapp --pdb
Creating test database for alias 'default'...
E
======================================================================
>>> test_error (testapp.tests.SimpleTest)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/tom/github/django-pdb/testproject/testapp/tests.py", line 16, in test_error
    one_plus_one = four
NameError: global name 'four' is not defined
======================================================================

> /Users/tom/github/django-pdb/testproject/testapp/tests.py(16)test_error()
-> one_plus_one = four
(Pdb)

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