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       bpython   -   a  fancy  curses  interface  to  the  Python  interactive


       bpython [options] [file [args]]


       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
       * 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 ( 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.


       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
           Use config instead of default config file.

           Show the help message and exit.

           Drop to bpython shell after running file instead of exiting.

           Do not flush the output to stdout.

           Print bpython’s version and exit.


       bpython’s  keys  are  fully  configurable.   See   http://docs.bpython-


              Your      bpython      config.     See     sample-config     (in
              /usr/share/docs/bpython/examples on Debian) for various  options
              you can use, or read bpython-config(5)


       See  for  a  list  of  known


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


       bpython     was     written     by     Robert      Anthony      Farrell
       <> and his bunch of loyal followers.

       This    manual   page   was   written   by   Jørgen   Pedersen   Tjernø
       <>, for  the  Debian  project  (but  may  be  used  by

                              September 21, 2009