6.0.0-git
2021-10-26
Last Modified 2011-08-10 by Michael Rubinsky

Debugging Tools For Horde 4

Horde::debug() 1

To easily debug the value of a variable in Horde PHP code, Horde::debug() can be used. Usage:

Horde::debug($variable);

$variable is the variable you wish to debug. The contents of this variable will be dumped into a file named horde_debug.txt in your temporary directory (generally set in horde/config/conf.php in the $conf['tmpdir'] variable).

If you want to manually specify the location of the debug file, you can use the optional second parameter to Horde::debug():

Horde::debug($variable, $filename);

$filename should be the full path to the filename. If using $filename, make sure the directory/file is writable by the user the PHP process runs as.

It's worth noting that the output will also include a debug_backtrace(), so trying something like:

Horde::debug(debug_backtrace());

will likely cause issues.