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Version: 1.0


Hydra provides a few options to improve debuggability.

Printing the configuration#

Print the config for your app without running your function by adding --cfg or -c to the command line.

The --cfg option takes one argument indicating which part of the config to print:

  • job : Your config
  • hydra : Hydra's config
  • all : The full config, which is a union of job and hydra.
# A normal run:$ python my_app.pyMySQL connecting to localhost with user=root and password=1234
# just show the config without running your function:$ python --cfg jobdb:  host: localhost  user: root  password: 1234

The printed config includes any modifications done via the command line:

$ python --cfg jobdb:  host:  user: root  password: 1234

You can use --package or -p to select a a specific config package:

python --cfg hydra --package hydra.job# @package hydra.jobname: my_appconfig_name: config...


Hydra can print information about your plugins, config search path, composition trace and more using the
--info flag.

$ python --info

Subset of output (Complete example)

Config search path...Profiling information...Composition trace...Config...