[IPython-user] better way to view help info in ipython?
prabhu at aero.iitb.ac.in
Sun Dec 31 05:36:01 CST 2006
>>>>> "Ville" == Ville M Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> writes:
Ville> On 12/31/06, belinda thom <bthom at cs.hmc.edu> wrote:
>> FWIW, in this case,
>> In : S.random.multinomial?
>> keeps the info in the buffer, e.g.:
Ville> That's because it uses normal standard output printing
Ville> mechanism, while less accesses the raw screen directly. I
Ville> don't know whether some pagers have command line switches
Ville> to avoid this... but it's not really something that is
Ville> under IPython's control.
'less -X' will prevent clearing the screen. Here is the man page entry:
-X or --no-init
Disables sending the termcap initialization and deinitialization
strings to the terminal. This is sometimes desirable if the
deinitialization string does something unnecessary, like clear-
ing the screen.
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