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I want to debug a running python service which has threads in my Ubuntu system. I need to attach running root process and be able to place break points in python script.

What would be the best way to follow for this task?

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You can use the Python debugger, pdb, for this. You can import it as a module or use it interactively. The docs for 2.7 are here : https://docs.python.org/2/library/pdb.html

  • Would you mind to detail a little more how to use pdb? – Rui F Ribeiro Mar 8 '17 at 10:50
  • pdb can be used when the program is run from the console. In case of a service, pdb would interrupt the execution but you don't get a console prompt – davka May 15 '18 at 13:25

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