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       bpython  -  a  fancy  {curtsies,  curses,  urwid}  interface  to  the  Python  interactive


       bpython [options] [file [args]]

       bpython-curses [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 file.

       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

       The following options are supported by all frontends:

              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 also supports the following options:

       -L, --log
              Write debugging messages to the file bpython.log. Use -LL for more verbose logging.

       -p file, --paste=file
              Paste in the contents of a file at startup.

       In addition to the common 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 option forces the use of a Twisted reactor.


       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 bpython-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).


       2008-2015 Bob Farrell, Andreas Stuehrk et al.

 0.15                                   February 04, 2016                              BPYTHON(1)