winpdb(1) platform independent Python debugger

Other Alias



winpdb, rpdb2 [-h, --help] [-d, --debuggee] [-a, --attach] [-o, --host] [-r, --remote] [-e, --encrypt] [-p, --pwd] [-s, --screen] [-c, --chdir] [--debug] [[<script-name> [<script-args>...]]]


This manual page documents briefly the winpdb and rpdb2 commands.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

winpdb is a GUI frontend to rpdb2, a remote debugger for python, which is capable to debug threads- and curses-based code.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help
Print the program's help.
-d --debuggee
Start debuggee and break into it, without starting a debugger console.
-a --attach
Attach to an already started debuggee.
-o --host
Specify host for attachment.
-r --remote
Allow debuggees to accept connections from remote machines.
-e --encrypt
Force encrypted connections between debugger and debuggees.
-p --pwd
Password. This flag is available only on NT systems. On other systems the password will be queried interactively if it is needed.
-s --screen
Use the Unix screen utility when spawning the debuggee.
-c --chdir
Change the working directory to that of the launched script.
Debug prints.


This manual page was written by Bernd Zeimetz <[email protected]> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License, Version 2, can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.