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Project Description

Python Debugger Improved


pdbi is an improvment on ipdb which is a Python Debugger that exports IPython functionality. The improvements are aimed at more powerful debugging as well as fixing useless commands.

Example usage:

import pdbi; pdbi.set_trace()


  • ‘cf’ command (continue forever) will continue execution until the end of the program.
  • ‘c’ command argument that allows to decide the number of breakpoints to continue over. ‘c 2’
  • ‘n’ command argument that allows to decide the number of lines to execute. ‘n 2’ [Stops when a frame returns]
  • New ‘e’ command that will open an editor (Notepad++ on Windows, VIM or VI on Unix) on the current debugger line, then when the editor is closed, the debugger shows the difference and restarts the program (Based on sys.argv).
  • Allow the usage of ipython magics like ‘func?’ or ‘func?@’ etc.
  • All updated commands allow pythonic arguments for example ‘c len(cmd_list)’ or ‘n abc’.
  • ‘l’ command updated to allow giving only one argument that shows that argument amount of lines around the current line.
  • ‘ll’ command that is a shortcut to show the current line the debugger is on.
  • ‘restart’ command that is used to restart the program based on sys.argv.
  • ‘cls/clear’ command that clears the screen.
  • Added ability to force ignore commands by prefixing the command with an ‘!’. For example ‘!cls’ or ‘!e’.

Contact me


linkedin: Amit Assaraf

I’d love to get feedback and suggestions on what I should add/change! Thanks!


0.8.2 (unreleased)

  • Nothing changed yet.

0.8.1 (2015-06-03)

0.8 (2013-09-19)

0.7.1 (2013-09-19)

0.7 (2012-07-06)

  • Add launch_ipdb_on_exception context manager. Implies dropping Python 2.4 support. [Psycojoker]
  • Wrap sys.excepthook only once. [marciomazza]
  • Add GPL file and refer in headers. [stan3]
  • Python 3 support. [Piet Delport]
  • Basic tests. [msabramo]
  • Added the functions runcall, runeval and run. [dimasad]

0.6.1 (2011-10-17)

  • State dependency on IPython later or equal to 0.10. [gotcha]

0.6 (2011-09-01)

0.5 (2011-08-05)

  • IPython 0.11 support. [lebedov]

0.4 (2011-06-13)

0.3 (2011-01-16)

  • Add post_mortem() for Products.PDBDebugMode support. [Jean Jordaan]
  • Moved to

0.2 (2010-10-20)

  • Added pm(). [Paulo Benedict Ang]

0.1 (2010-04-26)

  • First “non dev” release.
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