[IPython-dev] Copy & Paste in IPython under Windows?
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Fri Oct 28 14:13:09 CDT 2005
Hans Meine wrote:
> and thanks for your comments. I feel the same about Windows as Fernando, I am
> just feeling unhappy when having to do sth. with it. I made Ullrich show me
> what he meant, and found this out:
> - He tried to use Ctrl-C/V which obviously do nothing related in the terminal,
> so with "does not really work" he meant "does not work at all".
This is what I suspected. I wonder, though, what his Qt terminal does with
Ctrl-C. How do you issue a SIGINT in his environment if you want to send a
KeyboardInterrupt exception to a process?
At any rate, I think that the problem is simply that the underlying windows
command terminal is fundamentally, irreparably broken.
One possibility would be to run under rxvt in cygwin. That's a real terminal,
so in it copy/paste probably would work sensibly (I'm guessing here, my
windows box is at home).
Otherwise, he'd need to embed ipython as the shell inside a better Qt widget
than the windows terminal. This is doable, but not particularly easy today,
as ipython makes too many assumptions about stdin/out. I hope that in the
near future this situation will improve, as the work to make the
notebook/parallel (chainsaw) branches converge progresses, this is precisely
one of our very first requirements.
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