# How can I write a try/except block that catches all Python exceptions?

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It is a general thumb rule that though you can catch all exceptions using code like below, you shouldn’t:

try:
#do_something()
except:
print "Exception Caught!"

However, this will also catch exceptions like KeyboardInterrupt we may not be interested in. Unless you re-raise the exception right away – we will not be able to catch the exceptions:

try:
f = open('file.txt')
i = int(s.strip())
except IOError as (errno, strerror):
print "I/O error({0}): {1}".format(errno, strerror)
except ValueError:
print "Could not convert data to an integer."
except:
print "Unexpected error:", sys.exc_info()[0]
raise

We get output like the following, if the file.txt is not available in the same folder as the script.

I/O error(2): No such file or directory
Published on 06-Dec-2017 16:04:31