[IPython-dev] previous line gives strange results

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Sun Mar 12 03:22:01 CST 2006


Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 08:04:55AM +0200, Ville Vainio wrote:
> 
>>On 2/16/06, Stefan van der Walt <stefan at sun.ac.za> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I am used to pressing "Alt-P" (from Emacs) in ipython to get the
>>>previous line.  However, with my current version (0.7.2.svn), Alt-P
>>>causes havoc.
>>
>>Do you mean ctrl+p?
> 
> 
> No, I mean Alt-p (causes the bug),  while ctrl-P (but not ctrl-p) does
> what I want.

Mmh, Ctrl-p should do what you want, since the default config executes:

readline_parse_and_bind "\C-p": history-search-backward
readline_parse_and_bind "\C-n": history-search-forward


You can also get Alt-p (at least I can on this ubuntu laptop) to do the same 
by adding to your ipythonrc file these two lines:

readline_parse_and_bind "\M-p": history-search-backward
readline_parse_and_bind "\M-n": history-search-forward

Let me know how it goes (and sorry for the super-delayed reply!)

Cheers,

f




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