lua-resty-vardump

A debug tool for the Openresty/ngx_lua that pretty-prints some Lua values.

Name

lua-resty-vardump - A debug tool for the Openresty/ngx_lua

Description

Vardump is a debug tool for the Openresty/ngx_lua that pretty-prints some Lua values.

Synopsis

    local vardump = require 'resty.vardump'
    
    local my_t = {
      a = 1,
      b = "str",
      c = function ()
        return 3
      end,
      d = ngx.null,
      e = ngx.var,
      f = nil,
      g = vardump,
      h = false,
      i = tostring
    }
    
    local my_num_var = 12345
    local my_str_var = "hello, world"
    local my_arr_var = {"a", "b"} 
    
    vardump.dump(my_t, my_num_var, my_str_var, my_arr_var)
    
    vardump.depth(1).dd(my_t)
    
    ngx.print('This line will not be executed')

Output:

!Screenshot

Methods

dump

syntax: vardump.dump(...)

Pretty print given values.

dd

syntax: vardump.dd(...)

Pretty print given values then stop the code execution.

depth

syntax: vardump.depth(max_depth)

Set the max traversal depth when dumping your Lua values.

The default value of max depth is 15.

Attributes

html

syntax: vardump.html = false

>default: true

Set the print mode.

true: Print in HTML format.

false: Print in plain text format.

send_content_type_header

syntax: vardump.send_content_type_header = fase

>default: true

true: Send the HTTP response header Content-Type: text/html before output the dumps.

false: Will not send the header.

Installation

Luarocks:

    luarocks install lua-resty-vardump

Manually:

Download the package from the releases page, then extract the lib/resty directory to the the Lua library directory.

        # nginx.conf
        http {
            lua_package_path "/path/to/lua-lib-dir/?.lua;;";
            ...
        }

Ensure that the system account running your Nginx ''worker'' proceses have enough permission to read the .lua file.

Authors

Zhiqiang Lan (lindowx)

License

mit

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