[IPython-dev] Problems with external commands and help()

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sun Nov 25 18:31:09 CST 2007


Hi Andreas,

[keeping your full original message for context, as this is old]

Sorry for the delayed reply, I wonder if you found a solution to your
problem.  If not, you might want to try with the testing candidate for
0.8.2 from:

http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/testing/

We'll be soon releasing 0.8.2 final, which will be very close to that.
 If your problems persist, please let us know and we'll do our best to
help.

Cheers,

f

On Jun 26, 2007 1:39 PM, Andreas M. <sfamix@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I use
>
> Py 2.4.3 (#69, Apr 11 2006, 15:32:42) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] IPy 0.8.1
>
> on WindowsXP Pro/SP2.
>
> I have defined the %HOME% env-var. I also have the %EDITOR% set.
> None of the !commands work. When trying to invoke the external editor I
> get this:
>
> [amix]|9> %edit
> IPython will make a temporary file named:
> h:\amix\temp\ipython_edit_ofs9wj.py
> Editing... done. Executing edited code...
> Could not open file <h:\amix\temp\ipython_edit_ofs9wj.py> for safe
> execution.
> WARNING: File not found. Did you forget to save?
>
>
> No editor popped up!
>
> When I open the help utility it goes like this (example):
>
>
> In [2]: import datetime
>
> help> modules datetime
>
> Here is a list of matching modules.  Enter any module name to get more help.
>
> datetime - Fast implementation of the datetime type.
> test.test_datetime - Test date/time type.
> zope.interface.common.idatetime - Datetime interfaces.
> zope.interface.common.tests.test_idatetime - Test for datetime interfaces
>
> help> datetime
>
> help>
>
> Also, doing help('datetime') or help(datetime) does not yield any
> results, nor does it with any other module.
>
> My %PYTHONPATH% is set and so is %PYTHONDOCS%.
>
> I tried it both with CMD.EXE as backend-shell as well as Powershell 1.0
>
> Any ideas ?
>
> --
> Andreas M.
>
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