How to print from Flask @app.route to python console
I would like to simply print a "hello world" to the python console after /button is called by the user.
This is my naive approach:
@app.route('/button/') def button_clicked(): print 'Hello world!' return redirect('/')
Background: I would like to execute other python commands from flask (not shell). "print" should be the easiest case. I believe I have not understood a basic twist here. Thanks in advance!
It seems like you have it worked out, but for others looking for this answer, an easy way to do this is by printing to stderr. You can do that like this:
from __future__ import print_function # In python 2.7 import sys @app.route('/button/') def button_clicked(): print('Hello world!', file=sys.stderr) return redirect('/')
Flask will display things printed to stderr in the console. For other ways of printing to stderr, see this stackoverflow post