[Tutor] pydoc?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Oct 19 01:47:14 CEST 2010

"Alex Hall" <mehgcap at gmail.com> wrote

> about a program called brlapi. I am on Windows. Can someone explain
> what is going on here?
> <email snip>
>> Hmm... I am relatively new to Python and have not found this pydoc.
> Well, I don't know how this is supposed to work on Windows. On 
> Linux,
> you simply run
> pydoc brlapi

pydoc lives in


And the best way to run it is probably to use the GUI so cd to the 
folder and run

python pydocgui.pyw

Or create a shortcut to do the same...

Basically it will provide you with a prettified web version of the 
help() output!
For that reason I tend not to use it much... YMMV


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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