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       IDLE - An Integrated DeveLopment Environment for Python


       idle [ -dins ] [ -t title ] [ file ...]

       idle [ -dins ] [ -t title ] ( -c cmd | -r file ) [ arg ...]

       idle [ -dins ] [ -t title ] - [ arg ...]


       This  manual page documents briefly the idle command.  This manual page
       was written for Debian because the original program  does  not  have  a
       manual page.  For more information, refer to IDLE's help menu.

       IDLE is an Integrated DeveLopment Environment for Python. IDLE is based
       on Tkinter, Python's bindings to the Tk widget set. Features  are  100%
       pure  Python, multi-windows with multiple undo and Python colorizing, a
       Python shell window subclass, a debugger. IDLE is cross-platform,  i.e.
       it works on all platforms where Tk is installed.


       -h     Print this help message and exit.

       -n     Run  IDLE without a subprocess (see Help/IDLE Help for details).

       The following options will override the IDLE 'settings' configuration:

       -e     Open an edit window.

       -i     Open a shell window.

       The following options imply -i and will open a shell:

       -c cmd Run the command in a shell, or

       -r file
              Run script from file.

       -d     Enable the debugger.

       -s     Run $IDLESTARTUP or $PYTHONSTARTUP before anything else.

       -t title
              Set title of shell window.

       A default edit window will be bypassed when -c, -r, or - are used.

       [arg]* and [file]* are passed to the command (-c)  or  script  (-r)  in


       idle   Open  an edit window or shell depending on IDLE's configuration.

              Edit the files, also open a shell if configured  to  start  with

       idle -est "Baz"
              Run  $IDLESTARTUP  or  $PYTHONSTARTUP,  edit, and open a
              shell window with the title "Baz".

       idle -c "import sys; print sys.argv" "foo"
              Open a shell  window  and  run  the  command,  passing  "-c"  in
              sys.argv[0] and "foo" in sys.argv[1].

       idle -d -s -r "Hello World"
              Open  a shell window, run a startup script, enable the debugger,
              and run,  passing  ""  in  sys.argv[0]  and  "Hello
              World" in sys.argv[1].

       echo "import sys; print sys.argv" | idle - "foobar"
              Open  a  shell  window,  run  the script piped in, passing '' in
              sys.argv[0] and "foobar" in sys.argv[1].





                               21 September 2004                       IDLE(1)