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       bpython - a fancy {curses, GTK+, urwid} interface to the Python interactive interpreter


       bpython [options] [file [args]]

       bpython-gtk [options] [file [args]]

       bpython-urwid [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 suggestion.

       Expected parameter list.
              This displays a list of parameters for any function you call. It uses  the  inspect
              module, then tries pydoc.

              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

       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

              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.  The PYTHONSTARTUP
              file is not read.

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

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

       In addition to the above options, bpython-urwid also supports  the  following  options  if
       Twisted is available:

       -r <reactor>, --reactor=<reactor>
              Use Twisted's <reactor> instead of urwid's event loop.

              Display a list of available Twisted reactors.

       -p <plugin>, --plugin=<plugin>
              Execute  a  twistd plugin. Use twistd to get a list of available plugins. Use -- to
              pass options to the plugin.

       -s <port>, --server=<port>
              Run an eval server on port <port>.  This  options  forces  the  use  of  a  Twisted

       bpython-gtk also supports the following options:

              Embed bpython.


       bpython's           keys           are           fully          configurable.          See



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


       See for a list of known issues.


       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 others).


       2008-2012 Bob Farrell, Andreas Stuehrk et al.