python -c "help('while')"

Dave Benjamin ramen at lackingtalent.com
Thu Apr 24 10:55:03 CEST 2003


In article <878yu0h60i.fsf at jidanni.org>, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Is this the easiest way to get help on things like "while" in one
> shell command, outside the interpreter: 
> $ python -c "help('while')"

Well, maybe someone has a better answer, but you could always make yourself
a little helper script (or use aliases in your shell, even):

$ cat > pyhelp
#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys
help(sys.argv[1])
^D
$ chmod +x pyhelp
$ ./pyhelp while

   7.2 The while statement...
   
Dave




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