Should the help/1 display the pldoc-help to command prompt???!

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Pasi Xyy

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Oct 11, 2017, 12:04:57 PM10/11/17
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Hello forum!

I would like to have the help/1 to print pldoc-documentation about a predicate to a command prompt. Is this possible now? 

I am thinking from a end-users perspective who is using a command line application, he would get a few lines of help to a command prompt

Thanks.

Samer Abdallah

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Oct 11, 2017, 6:50:46 PM10/11/17
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Hi,
If you have a terminal web browser such as links installed, you 
can, as of the last couple of versions, set the ‘browser’ flag in
your ~/.swiplrc as follows:

:- create_prolog_flag(browser, links-fg, []).

This will bring up links in the terminal when you ask for help.
When you quit links, you will drop back into SWI Prolog.
With a bit more tweaking, you might be able to get it to just
dump the formatted HTML and return to Prolog immediately.

cheers,
Samer

On 11 Oct 2017, at 17:04, Pasi Xyy <pasi...@dnainternet.net> wrote:

Hello forum!

I would like to have the help/1 to print pldoc-documentation about a predicate to a command prompt. Is this possible now?

Thanks.

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