[IPython-user] turn off screen clearing?
fperez at colorado.edu
Mon Jun 30 11:11:34 CDT 2003
Keith Beattie wrote:
> I'm loving ipython, wonderfull addition to the python shell. I think it
> only took me a few seconds to try hitting TAB the first time I was at the
> python shell.
> Anyway, in the name of always wanting more...
> Is there anyway to prevent the screen from being cleared when using the
> help system? For example, I'm seeing:
> ----- $ ipython Python 2.2.1 (#3, May 14 2002, 15:16:49) [...]
> In : foo="bar"
> In : foo? Type: str Base Class: <type 'str'> [...]
> In : foo? [screen cleared] Type: str Base Class: <type
> 'str'> [...]
> On command 2 is doesn't clear the screen (good) on command 3 and for the
> rest of the session, it does with any '?' command.
Mmh, this is very strange. Could you tell me which system you use (platform,
window manager, terminal type, etc)? I don't see that behavior at all.
The only scenario where you should see a screen clear is if the object's info
is too long to fit on a page (like very long docstrings). In that case, the
help system automatically will call up a pager, which may itself clear the screen.
So I'm a bit puzzled by the behavior you describe. Hopefully with a bit more
info we should be able to track it down.
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