pythonwise / pyhelp

#!/usr/bin/env python

# Show help for Python

__author__ = "Miki Tebeka <>"
__license__ = "BSD"

def main(argv=None):
    import sys
    from optparse import OptionParser
    import webbrowser

    argv = argv or sys.argv

    parser = OptionParser("%prog [MODULE[.FUNCITON]]")
    opts, args = parser.parse_args(argv[1:])

    if len(args) not in (0, 1):
        parser.error("wrong number of arguments") # Will exit

    root = ""

    if not args:
        url = "%s/%s" % (root, "modindex.html")
    elif "." in args[0]:
        module, function = args[0].split(".")
        url = "%s/library/%s.html#%s.%s" % (root, module, module, function)
        url = "%s/library/%s.html" % (root, args[0])

if __name__ == "__main__":
Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.