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A nose plugin for dropping into pudb on test errors or failures.

Project description

The nose-pudb plugin provides the integration between the nose testing framework and the pudb console-based visual debugger. Instead of collecting and displaying the test results, the test runner can drop into the debugger on test errors and/or failures.

This is similar to the nose’s built-in pdb plugin which uses the debugger from the python standard library.

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This plugin has been originally developed by Antti Kaihola.


Install nose-pudb using pip:

$ pip nose-pudb

Or you can clone the source using git from and install it with:

$ python install


To run nose and drop into pudb on test failures and errors, use:

$ nosetests --pudb

or set the environment variable NOSE_PUDB:

$ NOSE_PUDB=1 nosetests

To drop into pudb on failures, use:

$ nosetests --pudb-failures

or set the environment variable NOSE_PUDB_FAILURES:

$ NOSE_PUDB_FAILURES=1 nosetests

To drop into pudb on errors, use:

$ nosetests --pudb-errors

or set the environment variable NOSE_PUDB_ERRORS:

$ NOSE_PUDB_ERRORS=1 nosetests


This plugin is released under the GNU Lesser General Public license (LGPL). See the file LICENSE for details.

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