[IPython-user] More Windows questions part 1 - pager
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Tue Jun 21 15:43:16 CDT 2005
Jerry McRae wrote:
> I know it is stated the IPython is not intended as a shell, that's
> what I often use if for in Windows. It it GREAT to have the power of
> Python available at the "command prompt". I have aliases for various
> versions of the DIR command, and an alias to a Windows grep, and I
> have Python to control it and to manipulate the output! Happy, happy,
> joy, joy.
> There are a couple Windows specific annoyances I would like help
> 1) the internal pager.
> a. When displaying something on the screen, like the ? command, it
> only displays 1/2 screen before the --Return to continue.. prompt. I
> want it to display a WHOLE PAGE. Executing a DOS command
> through !xxxx | page correctly stops at a whole page.
You can set the PAGER environment variable to anything you want.
> b. When using the PgUp key to see the previous pages in the buffer,
> it is only moving 1/4 page at a time! So if I just output some
> long thing I have to press the PgUp key 4 times per page.
> Again, I want to see a whole page at a time.
This must be something in the win32 command window, nothing I can control.
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