Using Help inside Python

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun May 3 17:15:25 CEST 2009

On Sun, 03 May 2009 07:49:49 -0700, rose wrote:

> Hi,
>             I have an idea of the basics of programming language in
> general. How to access help in python i.e. help followed by something or
> to get to know about some inbuilt module or method etc. how do I access
> help from within the IDLE using the help command.
> Thank You.

At the prompt, type any of:





help("keyword")  # note the quotes around the keyword

then hit Enter to get help about that object or keyword.


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