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Rich Traceback Logger

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Informative Traceback Logging for Python

Informative stack traces showing method parameters. Simple standalone logger with console syslog support.


  • If you’re already using the logging module, import rich_traceback.enable in your module. Then logger.exception() will report nicely formatted exceptions.

import rich_traceback.enable

  • Otherwise, create a new logger using the RichTracebackFormatter class, or see rich_traceback.log as an example:

(save as

from rich_traceback.formatter import RichTracebackFormatter
import logging
logger = logging.getLogger('root')
console_log = logging.StreamHandler()

def foo(x=3):
    if 1.0/x:

    logger.exception("error running foo")

print "compare with standard Python traceback"
foo() # for standard traceback
$ python

ERROR root test.<module>:15 error running foo
<type 'exceptions.ZeroDivisionError'>: ZeroDivisionError('float division by zero',) ([5] frames following)
[4], foo(x=0) at line 9: if 1.0/x:
[3], foo(x=1) at line 10: foo(x-1)
[2], foo(x=2) at line 10: foo(x-1)
[1], foo(x=3) at line 10: foo(x-1)
[0], <module>() at line 13: foo()

compare with standard Python traceback
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 18, in <module>
  File "", line 10, in foo
  File "", line 10, in foo
  File "", line 10, in foo
  File "", line 9, in foo
    if 1.0/x:
ZeroDivisionError: float division by zero

For a global exception trap, see

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