[IPython-user] searching for help

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 16:53:32 CDT 2006


On 9/20/06, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> There was talk some time ago about a search mechanism that searched
> all docstrings or something if I want help but don't know that exact
> function name or location.  Did that ever happen?

try %psearch or ? prefix notation:

[tools]|15> psearch *.write
__IP.write
__IPYTHON__.write
file.write
os.write
[tools]|16> ?*.write
__IP.write
__IPYTHON__.write
file.write
os.write

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