[Python-Dev] Help command

Moshe Zadka Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 08:02:27 +0300 (IDT)

On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Paul Prescod wrote:

> Okay, I wrote the help command today. The transcript before was just a
> Microsoft-style "Technology Preview." I'm pretty happy with the extent
> to which I can pull in HTML and get lots of content from Fred's HTML
> distribution immediately. The only trick is finding out where the
> documentation is. I know that Unix users have a variety of installation
> patterns and I have no idea if this works at all on the Macintosh.
> Please help!

In a Red Hat installation, they don't install the HTML docs at all.
But then, you don't want to know what I think of Red Hat (demonstrating
Python on Red Hat systems usually requires me to resort to slight-of-hand
tricks every now and then)

In a Debian installation, they live in /usr/doc/python/...
(In short, have it a compiled in default. Whoever packages it will decide)

Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
There is no GOD but Python, and HTTP is its prophet.