List of modules available for import inside Python?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Wed Sep 10 13:45:54 CEST 2008

denisbz at wrote:

>    how can I list all modules that might be importable on my system,
>    without actually importing them all ?

I'm pretty sure I mentioned a way to do that back when this thread was 
opened.  let's see, yes, here it is:


there's a helper script in the 2.5 source code kit that locates all 
existing standard modules:

to get all modules, remove the for-loop that follows after the comment 
"get rid of site packages".

also see:



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