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Hi,
This is a basic problem, but I want to print help content in a Command
Prompt in WinXP and scrolling back to see the first lines. If I start
a command prompt and run python, and then for example,
>>help(list)
it starts showing the help, which can be controlled by page or raw
using Spacebar or Enter but after this ends, it seems that I can't
scroll back to see again the first lines.
In the Command Prompt Properties, layout tab, my Screen buffer size
is Width:80, Height:3000 and windows size 80x40 (W&H).

Any idea...? thanks in advance!!
/Ben
Feb 25 '08 #1
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On Feb 25, 11:15 am, bkamr...@gmail.com wrote:
Hi,
This is a basic problem, but I want to print help content in a Command
Prompt in WinXP and scrolling back to see the first lines. If I start
a command prompt and run python, and then for example,
>help(list)

it starts showing the help, which can be controlled by page or raw
using Spacebar or Enter but after this ends, it seems that I can't
scroll back to see again the first lines.
In the Command Prompt Properties, layout tab, my Screen buffer size
is Width:80, Height:3000 and windows size 80x40 (W&H).

Any idea...? thanks in advance!!
/Ben
With an 80x300 Buffer on a 80x25 Window Size I can see the help
perfectly fine just by scrolling up on the scrollbar... It seems
rather odd that your prompt would act any differently.
Feb 25 '08 #2

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25 February 2008 Monday 11:15:14 tarihinde bk******@gmail.com şunları yazmıştı:
Hi,
This is a basic problem, but I want to print help content in a Command
Prompt in WinXP and scrolling back to see the first lines. If I start
a command prompt and run python, and then for example,
>help(list)
it starts showing the help, which can be controlled by page or raw
using Spacebar or Enter but after this ends, it seems that I can't
scroll back to see again the first lines.
In the Command Prompt Properties, layout tab, my Screen buffer size
is Width:80, Height:3000 and windows size 80x40 (W&H).

Any idea...? thanks in advance!!
/Ben
Try PgUp when in Python help view.

Try "python -c 'help(list)'" to get the help without Python prompt.
Feb 25 '08 #3

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On Feb 25, 12:59 pm, Necmettin Begiter <necmettin.begi...@gmail.com>
wrote:
25 February 2008 Monday 11:15:14 tarihinde bkamr...@gmail.com unlar yazmt:
Hi,
This is a basic problem, but I want to print help content in a Command
Prompt in WinXP and scrolling back to see the first lines. If I start
a command prompt and run python, and then for example,
>>help(list)
it starts showing the help, which can be controlled by page or raw
using Spacebar or Enter but after this ends, it seems that I can't
scroll back to see again the first lines.
In the Command Prompt Properties, layout tab, my Screen buffer size
is Width:80, Height:3000 and windows size 80x40 (W&H).
Any idea...? thanks in advance!!
/Ben

Try PgUp when in Python help view.

Try "python -c 'help(list)'" to get the help without Python prompt.
Even this doesn't help. But I think I've found a reason for this.
If I change the "start in" directory to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ (this is
where the cmd.exe file is located), then the printed text doesn't get
hide. Don't ask me why...

Thanks anyway,
/Ben
Feb 25 '08 #4

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En Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:18:19 -0200, <bk******@gmail.comescribió:
On Feb 25, 12:59 pm, Necmettin Begiter <necmettin.begi...@gmail.com>
wrote:
>25 February 2008 Monday 11:15:14 tarihinde bkamr...@gmail.com şunları
yazmıştı:
Hi,
This is a basic problem, but I want to print help content in a Command
Prompt in WinXP and scrolling back to see the first lines. If I start
a command prompt and run python, and then for example,
>>help(list)
it starts showing the help, which can be controlled by page or raw
using Spacebar or Enter but after this ends, it seems that I can't
scroll back to see again the first lines.
In the Command Prompt Properties, layout tab, my Screen buffer size
is Width:80, Height:3000 and windows size 80x40 (W&H).
Any idea...? thanks in advance!!
/Ben

Try PgUp when in Python help view.

Try "python -c 'help(list)'" to get the help without Python prompt.

Even this doesn't help. But I think I've found a reason for this.
If I change the "start in" directory to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ (this is
where the cmd.exe file is located), then the printed text doesn't get
hide. Don't ask me why...
I usually open a new console pressing [windows key]+R, "run", no "start
in" directory is involved.
I've seen that after executing a 16-bit program, the console "switches" to
16 bit "compatibility mode", or something like that. The prompt is
displayed using short file names, and the screen buffer is disabled.

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Gabriel Genellina

Feb 26 '08 #5

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