sys.excepthook, getting traceback values

Larry Bates lbates at
Fri Jul 23 17:23:25 CEST 2004

Here is what I use:

    import traceback
    # Get traceback lines
    tblines=traceback.format_exception(type, value, tb)

Basically this is what prints in an uncaught exception.
You can then print, write to file, etc.

Larry Bates
Syscon, Inc.

"Josh Close" <narshe at> wrote in message
news:mailman.754.1090591358.5135.python-list at
> When sys.excepthook is called, type, value and traceback are passed
> into it. How do I get the values of traceback?
> I've tried printing it, but I get the memory location. I'm gussing
> there are some methods to use on it.
> >From what I can tell the traceback that's passed in works differently
> from the module traceback.
> I just need to get the traceback to log it. I can use type and value,
> but that doesn't print what line the error occurred.
> -Josh

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