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[2.7] bpo-33856: Add "help" to the welcome message of IDLE (GH-7755) (GH-7758)
commit: c488558faaff4ffa44ba20e0c1f1fc8f18fe722f
branch: 2.7
author: Terry Jan Reedy <>
committer: GitHub <>
date: 2018-06-16T18:15:18-04:00

[2.7] bpo-33856: Add "help" to the welcome message of IDLE (GH-7755) (GH-7758)

Make it the same as when one runs 'python'..
(cherry picked from commit 9d49f85064c388e2dddb9f8cb4ae1f486bc8d357)

Co-authored-by: St├ęphane Wirtel <>

A Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-06-16-21-54-45.bpo-33856.TH8WHU.rst
M Lib/idlelib/

diff --git a/Lib/idlelib/ b/Lib/idlelib/
index fdd7cb1c4e8c..337530ab8864 100755
--- a/Lib/idlelib/
+++ b/Lib/idlelib/
@@ -1040,7 +1040,7 @@ def short_title(self):
return self.shell_title

- 'Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.'
+ 'Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.'

def begin(self):
diff --git a/Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-06-16-21-54-45.bpo-33856.TH8WHU.rst b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-06-16-21-54-45.bpo-33856.TH8WHU.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..058f96e681c2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/IDLE/2018-06-16-21-54-45.bpo-33856.TH8WHU.rst
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+Add "help" in the welcome message of IDLE

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