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PYDOC3.5(1) General Commands Manual PYDOC3.5(1)


pydoc3.5 – the Python documentation tool


pydoc3.5 name

pydoc3.5 -k keyword

pydoc3.5 -p port

pydoc3.5 -g

pydoc3.5 -w module […]


pydoc3.5 name Show text documentation on something. name may be the
name of a Python keyword, topic, function, module, or package, or a
dotted reference to a class or function within a module or module in a
package. If name contains a ‘/’, it is used as the path to a Python
source file to document. If name is ‘keywords’, ‘topics’, or ‘modules’,
a listing of these things is displayed.

pydoc3.5 -k keyword Search for a keyword in the synopsis lines of all
available modules.

pydoc3.5 -p port Start an HTTP server on the given port on the local

pydoc3.5 -g Pop up a graphical interface for finding and serving docu‐

pydoc3.5 -w name […] Write out the HTML documentation for a module
to a file in the current directory. If name contains a ‘/’, it is
treated as a filename; if it names a directory, documentation is writ‐
ten for all the contents.


Moshe Zadka, based on “pydoc –help”