Python: bash-shell-like less functionality in the python shell

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Python: bash-shell-like less functionality in the python shell


Is there some type of functional way to read things in the Python shell interpreter similar to less or more in the bash (and other) command line shells?

>>> import subprocess
>>> help(subprocess)
[pages of stuff to read]

I'm hoping so as I hate scrolling and love how less works with simple keystrokes for page-up/page-down/searching etc.

With thanks,
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