[wingide-users] Debugging internally started python processes

Edward Diener eldiener at tropicsoft.com
Tue Jul 20 18:49:17 MDT 2010

I am trying to debug a script where python is being reinvoked using 
os.system('someCommand'), where the 'someCommand is first 'python 
someScript.py someParameters' on one line and is then 'someScript.py 
someScriptParameters' in another line.

How can I get the debugger to debug whatever Python scripts are being 
invoked in this way from within a script which I am already debugging ?

Do I need to follow the Advanced Debugging Topic | Debugging Externally 
Launched Code topics ? If so, how can I setup these two situations where 
I can debug into these os.system calls ? I do have the ability to change 
the script I am trying to debug but I do not want to do it, if possible, 
in such a way where I must change the os.system calls into something 
else since that seems to be where the problem lies I am trying to solve. 
Needless to say the script just hangs somewhere in one of the scripts 
being called by the second of the os.system calls and I am trying to 
find out why.

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