I believe you can use `help`.  For example:  help puts

--Jeremy

On Dec 27, 2007 8:35 AM, Santanu <thisissantanu / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
>
> I started learning ruby recently (yesterday). I am using the
> interactive irb to try out the various ruby features. But I am
> very much missing the help feature which I was so used to
> in the python's interactive environment, the __doc__ feature,
> etc. (I hope at least some of you have used Python before
> and know what I mean).
>
> I am sure there must be something similar accessible from
> within irb, but I don't know where to look. It would be very
> helpful if you could please point me to the right direction.
>
> Thnanks in advance for your help.
>
> Regards,
> Santanu Chatterjee
>
>



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