bpython

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NAME
       bpython - a fancy curses interface to the Python interactive
       interpreter

SYNOPSIS
       bpython [options] [file [args]]

DESCRIPTION
       The idea is to provide the user with all the features in-line, much
       like modern IDEs, but in a simple, lightweight package that can be run
       in a terminal window.

       * In-line syntax highlighting.
              Hilights commands as you type!
       * Readline-like autocomplete with suggestions displayed as you type.
              Press tab to complete expressions when there's only one
              suggestion.
       * Expected parameter list.
              This displays a list of parameters for any function you call. It
              uses the inspect module, then tries pydoc.
       * Rewind.
              This is a bit misleading, but it code that has been entered is
              remembered, and when you Rewind, it pops the last line and
              re-evaluates the entire code. This is error-prone, and mostly
              useful for defining classes and functions.
       * Pastebin code/write to file.
              This posts the current buffer to a pastebin (paste.pocoo.org) or
              writes it to a file.
       * Flush curses screen to stdout.
              Unlike other curses apps, bpython dumps the screen data to
              stdout when you quit, so you see what you've done in the buffer
              of your terminal.


OPTIONS
       The long and short forms of options, shown here as alternatives, are
       equivalent. If bpython sees an argument it does not know, execution
       falls back to the regular Python interpreter.

       -c config
       --config=config
           Use config instead of default config file.

       -h
       --help
           Show the help message and exit.

       -i
       --interactive
           Drop to bpython shell after running file instead of exiting.

       -q
       --quiet
           Do not flush the output to stdout.

       -V
       --version
           Print bpython's version and exit.


KEYS
       bpython's keys are fully configurable. See http://docs.bpython-
       interpreter.org/configuration.html#keyboard


FILES
       ~/.bpython/config
              Your bpython config. See sample-config (in
              /usr/share/doc/bpython-0.9.6.2/sample-config on Fedora/RHEL) for
              various options you can use, or read bpython-config(5)
               .


KNOWN BUGS
       See http://bitbucket.org/bobf/bpython/issues/ for a list of known
       issues.


SEE ALSO
       bpython-config(5), python(1).


AUTHOR
       bpython was written by Robert Anthony Farrell
       <robertanthonyfarrel@gmail.com> and his bunch of loyal followers.

       This manual page was written by Jørgen Pedersen Tjernø
       <jorgen@devsoft.no>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
       others).



                              September 21, 2009                    BPYTHON(1)