[IPython-user] <dir> alias, and using %edit

John Salerno johnjsal at rcn.com
Mon Mar 13 10:32:44 CST 2006


On 3/13/06, Ville Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 3/13/06, John Salerno <johnjsal at rcn.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone. I just started using IPython and I have two questions. The
> > first concerns the dir alias. Every time I start IPython, I get a
> message at
> > the top of the console window that says "Deleting alias <dir>, it's a
> Python
> > keyword or built-in." Is this normal? Is there a way to prevent this
> from
> > happening, or remove it altogether?
>
> It's normal on win32. Is it the message that bothers you, or the
> non-availability of 'dir'?
>
> You should use 'ls' like all sane people do anyway :).


Yeah, it *is* sort of the message that bothers me, but it's good to know
that it's normal for it to happen, so there's no problem. As long as I still
have access to the functionality of dir in some way, then I suppose I can
live with it.

Thanks for the response!
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