windows help files ?

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at
Thu Oct 2 20:09:50 CEST 2008

On Thu, 02 Oct 2008 17:13:50 +0200, Stef Mientki wrote:

> Hello,
> I've 2 questions about python help files:

Python help files or your program's help files?

> 1. how can I launch the windows help file (CHM), from python  with a
> keyword as argument ?

I'm not really sure, but isn't CHM obsoleted by Microsoft?

> 2. now when my program should also run under Linux/Mac,  how should I
> call the help file  under Linux/Mac.

In Linux they usually use the 'man' commands to get help, but python's 
docstring viewer has a less-like pager (or was it less) in Linux, just 
call the built-in function help(someClass) (also works in Windows, 
although I believe there is no pager in windows).

> Going to the website for the help information is not an option.
> thanks,
> Stef

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