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       python - an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language


       python [ -B ] [ -b ] [ -d ] [ -E ] [ -h ] [ -i ] [ -I ]
              [ -m module-name ] [ -q ] [ -O ] [ -OO ] [ -s ] [ -S ] [ -u ]
              [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -W argument ] [ -x ] [ -X option ] [ -?  ]
              [ --check-hash-based-pycs default | always | never ]
              [ -c command | script | - ] [ arguments ]


       Python  is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language that combines
       remarkable power with very clear syntax.  For an introduction to  programming  in  Python,
       see  the  Python  Tutorial.   The Python Library Reference documents built-in and standard
       types, constants, functions and modules.  Finally, the Python Reference  Manual  describes
       the  syntax  and  semantics  of  the  core  language in (perhaps too) much detail.  (These
       documents may be located via the INTERNET RESOURCES below; they may be installed  on  your
       system as well.)

       Python's  basic  power can be extended with your own modules written in C or C++.  On most
       systems such modules may be dynamically loaded.  Python is also adaptable as an  extension
       language for existing applications.  See the internal documentation for hints.

       Documentation for installed Python modules and packages can be viewed by running the pydoc


       -B     Don't write .pyc files on import. See also PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE.

       -b     Issue warnings about  str(bytes_instance),  str(bytearray_instance)  and  comparing
              bytes/bytearray with str. (-bb: issue errors)

       -c command
              Specify the command to execute (see next section).  This terminates the option list
              (following options are passed as arguments to the command).

       --check-hash-based-pycs mode
              Configure how Python evaluates the up-to-dateness of hash-based .pyc files.

       -d     Turn on  parser  debugging  output  (for  expert  only,  depending  on  compilation

       -E     Ignore  environment  variables  like  PYTHONPATH  and  PYTHONHOME  that  modify the
              behavior of the interpreter.

       -h ,  -? ,  --help
              Prints the usage for the interpreter executable and exits.

       -i     When a script is passed  as  first  argument  or  the  -c  option  is  used,  enter
              interactive  mode  after executing the script or the command.  It does not read the
              $PYTHONSTARTUP file.  This can be useful to inspect global  variables  or  a  stack
              trace when a script raises an exception.

       -I     Run Python in isolated mode. This also implies -E and -s. In isolated mode sys.path
              contains neither the script's directory nor the user's site-packages directory. All
              PYTHON*  environment  variables  are  ignored,  too.   Further  restrictions may be
              imposed to prevent the user from injecting malicious code.

       -m module-name
              Searches sys.path for the named module and runs the corresponding  .py  file  as  a
              script.  This terminates the option list (following options are passed as arguments
              to the module).

       -O     Remove assert statements and any  code  conditional  on  the  value  of  __debug__;
              augment the filename for compiled (bytecode) files by adding .opt-1 before the .pyc

       -OO    Do -O and also discard docstrings; change  the  filename  for  compiled  (bytecode)
              files by adding .opt-2 before the .pyc extension.

       -q     Do not print the version and copyright messages. These messages are also suppressed
              in non-interactive mode.

       -s     Don't add user site directory to sys.path.

       -S     Disable the import of the module  site  and  the  site-dependent  manipulations  of
              sys.path  that  it entails.  Also disable these manipulations if site is explicitly
              imported later.

       -u     Force the stdout and stderr streams to be unbuffered.  This option has no effect on
              the stdin stream.

       -v     Print  a  message each time a module is initialized, showing the place (filename or
              built-in module) from which it is loaded.  When given twice, print  a  message  for
              each  file  that  is  checked  for  when  searching  for  a  module.  Also provides
              information on module cleanup at exit.

       -V ,  --version
              Prints the Python version number of the executable and exits.   When  given  twice,
              print more information about the build.

       -W argument
              Warning  control.  Python's warning machinery by default prints warning messages to

              The simplest settings apply a particular action  unconditionally  to  all  warnings
              emitted by a process (even those that are otherwise ignored by default):

                -Wdefault  # Warn once per call location
                -Werror    # Convert to exceptions
                -Walways   # Warn every time
                -Wmodule   # Warn once per calling module
                -Wonce     # Warn once per Python process
                -Wignore   # Never warn

              The  action  names  can  be abbreviated as desired and the interpreter will resolve
              them to the appropriate action name. For example, -Wi is the same as -Wignore .

              The full form of argument is: action:message:category:module:lineno

              Empty fields match all values; trailing empty fields may be omitted. For example -W
              ignore::DeprecationWarning ignores all DeprecationWarning warnings.

              The  action field is as explained above but only applies to warnings that match the
              remaining fields.

              The message field must match the whole printed warning message; this match is case-

              The  category  field  matches the warning category (ex: "DeprecationWarning"). This
              must be a class name; the match test whether the actual  warning  category  of  the
              message is a subclass of the specified warning category.

              The  module  field  matches  the (fully-qualified) module name; this match is case-

              The lineno field matches the line number, where zero matches all line  numbers  and
              is thus equivalent to an omitted line number.

              Multiple  -W options can be given; when a warning matches more than one option, the
              action for the last matching option is performed. Invalid -W  options  are  ignored
              (though,  a warning message is printed about invalid options when the first warning
              is issued).

              Warnings can also be controlled using the PYTHONWARNINGS environment  variable  and
              from  within  a  Python  program  using  the  warnings  module.   For  example, the
              warnings.filterwarnings() function can be used to use a regular expression  on  the
              warning message.

       -X option
              Set implementation specific option. The following options are available:

                  -X faulthandler: enable faulthandler

                  -X showrefcount: output the total reference count and number of used
                      memory blocks when the program finishes or after each statement in the
                      interactive interpreter. This only works on debug builds

                  -X tracemalloc: start tracing Python memory allocations using the
                      tracemalloc module. By default, only the most recent frame is stored in a
                      traceback of a trace. Use -X tracemalloc=NFRAME to start tracing with a
                      traceback limit of NFRAME frames

                  -X importtime: show how long each import takes. It shows module name,
                      cumulative time (including nested imports) and self time (excluding
                      nested imports). Note that its output may be broken in multi-threaded
                      application. Typical usage is python3 -X importtime -c 'import asyncio'

                  -X dev: enable CPython's "development mode", introducing additional runtime
                      checks which are too expensive to be enabled by default. It will not be
                      more verbose than the default if the code is correct: new warnings are
                      only emitted when an issue is detected. Effect of the developer mode:
                         * Add default warning filter, as -W default
                         *    Install    debug    hooks    on    memory   allocators:   see   the
                           C function
                         * Enable the faulthandler module to dump the Python traceback on a crash
                         * Enable asyncio debug mode
                         * Set the dev_mode attribute of sys.flags to True
                         * io.IOBase destructor logs close() exceptions

                  -X utf8: enable UTF-8 mode for  operating  system  interfaces,  overriding  the
                      locale-aware  mode.  -X utf8=0 explicitly disables UTF-8 mode (even when it
                      otherwise activate automatically). See PYTHONUTF8 for more details

                  -X pycache_prefix=PATH: enable writing .pyc files to a parallel tree rooted  at
                      given directory instead of to the code tree.

                  -X warn_default_encoding: enable opt-in EncodingWarning for 'encoding=None'

       -x     Skip  the first line of the source.  This is intended for a DOS specific hack only.
              Warning: the line numbers in error messages will be off by one!


       The interpreter interface resembles that of the UNIX  shell:  when  called  with  standard
       input connected to a tty device, it prompts for commands and executes them until an EOF is
       read; when called with a file name argument or with a file as standard input, it reads and
       executes  a  script  from  that  file; when called with -c command, it executes the Python
       statement(s) given as command.  Here command may contain multiple statements separated  by
       newlines.   Leading  whitespace  is  significant in Python statements!  In non-interactive
       mode, the entire input is parsed before it is executed.

       If available, the script name and additional arguments thereafter are passed to the script
       in  the Python variable sys.argv, which is a list of strings (you must first import sys to
       be able to access it).  If no script name is given, sys.argv[0] is an empty string; if  -c
       is  used,  sys.argv[0]  contains  the  string  '-c'.  Note that options interpreted by the
       Python interpreter itself are not placed in sys.argv.

       In interactive mode, the primary prompt is `>>>'; the second prompt (which appears when  a
       command is not complete) is `...'.  The prompts can be changed by assignment to sys.ps1 or
       sys.ps2.  The interpreter quits when it reads an EOF  at  a  prompt.   When  an  unhandled
       exception  occurs,  a stack trace is printed and control returns to the primary prompt; in
       non-interactive mode, the interpreter exits after printing the stack trace.  The interrupt
       signal  raises  the KeyboardInterrupt exception; other UNIX signals are not caught (except
       that SIGPIPE is sometimes ignored, in favor of the IOError exception).  Error messages are
       written to stderr.


       These are subject to difference depending on local installation conventions; ${prefix} and
       ${exec_prefix} are installation-dependent and should be interpreted as for  GNU  software;
       they may be the same.  On Debian GNU/{Hurd,Linux} the default for both is /usr.

              Recommended location of the interpreter.

              Recommended locations of the directories containing the standard modules.

              Recommended  locations  of  the directories containing the include files needed for
              developing Python extensions and embedding the interpreter.


              Change the location of the standard Python libraries.  By  default,  the  libraries
              are          searched          in         ${prefix}/lib/python<version>         and
              ${exec_prefix}/lib/python<version>,  where   ${prefix}   and   ${exec_prefix}   are
              installation-dependent   directories,   both   defaulting   to   /usr/local.   When
              $PYTHONHOME is set to a single directory, its value  replaces  both  ${prefix}  and
              ${exec_prefix}.   To  specify  different  values  for  these,  set  $PYTHONHOME  to

              Augments the default search path for module files.  The format is the same  as  the
              shell's  $PATH:  one or more directory pathnames separated by colons.  Non-existent
              directories  are  silently  ignored.   The  default  search  path  is  installation
              dependent,  but generally begins with ${prefix}/lib/python<version> (see PYTHONHOME
              above).  The default search path is always appended to $PYTHONPATH.   If  a  script
              argument  is  given, the directory containing the script is inserted in the path in
              front of $PYTHONPATH.  The search path can be  manipulated  from  within  a  Python
              program as the variable sys.path.

              Override sys.platlibdir.

              If  this  is  the  name  of  a  readable file, the Python commands in that file are
              executed before the first prompt is displayed in interactive  mode.   The  file  is
              executed  in  the  same  name space where interactive commands are executed so that
              objects defined or imported  in  it  can  be  used  without  qualification  in  the
              interactive  session.   You can also change the prompts sys.ps1 and sys.ps2 in this

              If this is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the -O  option.
              If set to an integer, it is equivalent to specifying -O multiple times.

              If  this is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the -d option.
              If set to an integer, it is equivalent to specifying -d multiple times.

              If this is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the  -B  option
              (don't try to write .pyc files).

              If this is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the -i option.

              If  this  is set before running the interpreter, it overrides the encoding used for
              stdin/stdout/stderr, in the syntax encodingname:errorhandler The errorhandler  part
              is optional and has the same meaning as in str.encode. For stderr, the errorhandler
               part is ignored; the handler will always be ┬┤backslashreplace┬┤.

              If  this  is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the -s option
              (Don't add the user site directory to sys.path).

              If this is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the -u option.

              If this is set to a non-empty string it is equivalent to specifying the -v  option.
              If set to an integer, it is equivalent to specifying -v multiple times.

              If  this  is  set to a comma-separated string it is equivalent to specifying the -W
              option for each separate value.

              If this variable is set to "random", a random value is used to seed the  hashes  of
              str and bytes objects.

              If  PYTHONHASHSEED  is  set  to  an  integer  value, it is used as a fixed seed for
              generating the hash() of the types covered by the hash randomization.  Its  purpose
              is  to  allow repeatable hashing, such as for selftests for the interpreter itself,
              or to allow a cluster of python processes to share hash values.

              The integer must be a decimal number in the range [0,4294967295].   Specifying  the
              value 0 will disable hash randomization.

              Set  the  Python memory allocators and/or install debug hooks. The available memory
              allocators  are  malloc  and  pymalloc.   The  available  debug  hooks  are  debug,
              malloc_debug, and pymalloc_debug.

              When  Python is compiled in debug mode, the default is pymalloc_debug and the debug
              hooks are automatically used. Otherwise, the default is pymalloc.

              If set to a non-empty string, Python will print statistics of the  pymalloc  memory
              allocator every time a new pymalloc object arena is created, and on shutdown.

              This variable is ignored if the $PYTHONMALLOC environment variable is used to force
              the malloc(3) allocator of the C  library,  or  if  Python  is  configured  without
              pymalloc support.

              If this environment variable is set to a non-empty string, enable the debug mode of
              the asyncio module.

              If this environment variable is set to a non-empty  string,  start  tracing  Python
              memory allocations using the tracemalloc module.

              The  value of the variable is the maximum number of frames stored in a traceback of
              a trace. For example, PYTHONTRACEMALLOC=1 stores only the most recent frame.

              If this environment variable is set to a non-empty string, faulthandler.enable() is
              called  at  startup:  install  a  handler  for SIGSEGV, SIGFPE, SIGABRT, SIGBUS and
              SIGILL signals to dump the Python traceback.

              This is equivalent to the -X faulthandler option.

              If this environment variable is set, sys.argv[0] will be set to its  value  instead
              of the value got through the C runtime. Only works on Mac OS X.

              Defines  the  user  base  directory,  which is used to compute the path of the user
              site-packages directory  and  Distutils  installation  paths  for  python
              install --user.

              If  this  environment  variable  is set to a non-empty string, Python will show how
              long each import takes. This is exactly equivalent to setting -X importtime on  the
              command line.

              If  this environment variable is set to 0, it disables the default debugger. It can
              be set to the callable of your debugger of choice.

   Debug-mode variables
       Setting these variables only has an effect in a debug build of Python, that is, if  Python
       was configured with the --with-pydebug build option.

              If  this  environment variable is set, Python will print threading debug info.  The
              feature is deprecated in Python 3.10 and will be removed in Python 3.12.

              If this environment variable is set, Python will dump objects and reference  counts
              still alive after shutting down the interpreter.


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