[Pythonmac-SIG] Python Help Link in IDLE

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Mar 15 08:00:53 CET 2005

On Mar 15, 2005, at 1:38, Lee Cullens wrote:

> First, this question has most likely been asked before, but I can't 
> get the hang of easily searching the archives so any pointers in that 
> regard would be appreciated also (and limit my dumb questions :~).  
> I'm new to Mac and the Python community, but I'm retired from a 
> software engineering career.  Dual 2.5 Power Mac G5 (OS X 10.3.8) 
> Python 2.3
> My limited experience so far with IDLE is positive, but Selecting 
> Help>Python Docs (or F1) does nothing for me (nothing appears). I 
> found what I think is the appropriate file on my system 
> (/Library/Tci/docs/SWIG/Manual/Python.html) and using 
> Options>Configure IDLE>General tab I added an additional help source 
> browsing for the file noted.  I also tried variations such as 
> file:///Library....... but all to no avail.  I can access the Python 
> docs from PythonIDE and I can access IDLE Help in IDLE, but not Python 
> Docs in IDLE.
> Might someone tell me how I should access Python Hepl docs from IDLE?

When I booted up IDLE and went to Python Docs, it took me to the web 
docs: http://www.python.org/doc/current/

Generally, if I'm looking something up, I do it from the google box in 
Safari.  Like this:

	webbrowser site:docs.python.org


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