[IPython-dev] Problems with external commands and help()
Sun Nov 25 18:31:09 CST 2007
[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
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
On Jun 26, 2007 1:39 PM, Andreas M. <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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:
> Editing... done. Executing edited code...
> Could not open file <h:\amix\temp\ipython_edit_ofs9wj.py> for safe
> 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 : 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
> 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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