how must drupal local settings be configured to display available variables using IDEs or other tools ?

I guess this is xdebug and phpstorm but i don't know how to configure it if i don't have full admin access to the server.

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    You normally use this only locally.
    – leymannx
    Commented Jun 29, 2020 at 10:17
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    You don't need to change any Drupal settings. Xdebug is a PHP extension which might be already installed on your server or you are allowed to enable and configure PHP extensions yourself. But this is off-topic here.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Jun 29, 2020 at 12:21
  • @4k4 Could it be imagined as a feature of devel module? an in-place x-debug like tool ?
    – Matoeil
    Commented Jun 30, 2020 at 8:16

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You can use kint which will print you all the variables


or dpm (in devel module)


  • i am trying to find more efficient alternatives to dpm or kint
    – Matoeil
    Commented Jun 29, 2020 at 11:36
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    normally, you will use xdebug on local machine, it might be a bit tricky to setup remote debugging
    – Ales
    Commented Jun 29, 2020 at 11:37

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