Print docstrings to shell

André Roberge andre.roberge at
Tue Feb 1 19:30:47 EST 2011

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:11:51 PM UTC-4, Gnarlodious wrote:
> Can I run a script in bash and print out its docstrings to the bash
> shell? I tried this at the end:
> print(help(__file__))
> Runnig the script:
> python ~/Sites/Sectrum/
> but all it spit out was:
> no Python documentation found for '~/Sites/Sectrum/'
> However in the interactive shell it prints out the class structure
> nicely. What I really want to see is this output in the bash window.
> -- Gnarlie

Try the following:
import pydoc

'''this is a test'''

class A(object):




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