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+README for passive mode debugging
+eric6 provides the capability to debug programms using the passive
+mode. In this mode it is possible to start the debugger separate from
+the IDE. This may be done on a different computer as well. If the
+debugger is started on a remote machine, it is your responsibility
+to ensure, that the paths to the script to be debugged are identical
+on both machines.
+In order to enable passive mode debugging in the IDE choose the
+debugger tab of the preferences dialog and enable the passive mode
+debugging checkbox. You may change the default port as well. Please
+be aware that you have to tell the debugger the port, if it is different
+to the default value of 42424.
+On the remote computer you have to have the debugger scripts installed.
+Use to debug normal and multi threaded scripts. The debugger
+knows about the following commandline switches.
+    -h <hostname>
+        This specifies the hostname of the machine running the IDE.
+    -p <portnumber>
+        This specifies the portnumber of the IDE.
+    -w <directory>
+        This specifies the working directory to be used for the script
+        to be debugged.
+    -t
+        This enables tracing into the Python library.
+    -n
+        This disables the redirection of stdin, stdout and stderr.
+    -e
+        This disables reporting of exceptions.
+    --fork-child
+        This tells the debugger to follow the child when forking.
+    --fork-parent
+        This tells the debugger to follow the parent when forking
+The commandline parameters have to be followed by ``'--'`` (double dash),
+the script to be debugged and its commandline parameters.
+    python DebugClient -h somehost -- param1
+After the execution of the debugger command, it connects to the IDE and
+tells it the filename of the script being debugged. The IDE will try to
+load it and the script will stop at the first line. After that you may set
+breakpoints, step through your script and use all the debugging functions.
+Note: The port and hostname may alternatively be set through the environment
+variables ERICPORT and ERICHOST.
+Please send bug reports, feature requests or contributions to eric bugs address
+<> or using the buildt in bug reporting dialog.

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