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Version: 1.2


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
MySQL connecting to localhost with user=root and password=1234

# just show the config without running your function:
$ python --cfg job
host: localhost
user: root
password: 1234

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

$ python --cfg job
user: root
password: 1234

You can use --package or -p to display a subset of the configuration:

python --cfg hydra --package hydra.job
# @package hydra.job
name: my_app
config_name: config

By default, config interpolations are not resolved. To print resolved config use the --resolve flag in addition to the --cfg flag


The --info flag can provide information about various aspects of Hydra and your application:

  • --info all: Default behavior, prints everything
  • --info config: Prints information useful to understanding the config composition:
    Config Search Path, Defaults Tree, Defaults List and the final config.
  • --info defaults: Prints the Final Defaults List
  • --info defaults-tree: Prints the Defaults Tree
  • --info plugins: Prints information about installed plugins