Searchable python documentation

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin at
Thu Aug 9 18:03:05 CEST 2001

Tom Huckstep <tomhuckstep at> writes:
> Is there any searchable python documentation, that performs
> a bit like man, so I could do
> $ pyman compile
> and it would show me the documentation for the builtin
> function compile?

pydoc, added in Python 2.1, does exactly that.  Try 'pydoc --help' 
to see everything pydoc can do.


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