Print docstrings to shell
pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 03:53:09 CET 2011
On Feb 1, 4:11 pm, Gnarlodious <gnarlodi... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can I run a script in bash and print out its docstrings to the bash
> shell? I tried this at the end:
> Runnig the script:
> python ~/Sites/Sectrum/Harmonics.py
> but all it spit out was:
> no Python documentation found for '~/Sites/Sectrum/Harmonics.py'
> 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.
The help() function prints the documentation itself itself (piping it
to a pager if possible). It doesn't return the help text.
If that's what you want, then probably the most foolproof way is:
This'll work whether it's a module or script. If you just want to
print the documentation and bypass the pager, then I think something
like this will do it:
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