Print Error Type when I catch it

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Fri Apr 23 02:07:51 CEST 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Jimbo <nilly16 at> wrote:
> I have a relatively simple question. I want to use a try except in a
> function & when an error occurs I want to print the error type name(eg
> IOError, OSError etc) do you know how I can do this without specifying
> all possible errors, eg having to do this "except (IOError, OSError,
> IndexError, ....):"
> try:
>    ... some code
> except:
>     # Here I want to print type of error that occured
>     print errorType
> The reason I want to do this is because one of my complex programs is
> crashing BUT no python error message is comming up in red when I run
> it, so I cant figure out what error occured? So I think its time I
> learnt to print out my own errors & their types

    # code
except Exception as exc:
    print type(exc).__name__


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