[IPython-user] pager to stdout
fperez.net at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 14:12:38 CST 2007
On 1/2/07, John Hunter <jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> >>>>> "Ville" == Ville M Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> writes:
> Ville> On 1/2/07, John Hunter <jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu>
> Ville> wrote:
> >> Oh my god, I'm a genius!
> >> > env PAGER=cat ipython -pylab
> Ville> Still, implementing _ip.options.pager option variable (that
> Ville> takes a callable), or a hook wouldn't probably be too bad
> Ville> an idea...
> Having it configurable at runtime would be nice. The use case is that
> I wanted to post an interactive session, and the output from
> help(someobj) was being caught by the PAGER and disappearing when I
> hit 'q'. Sure I can 'print someobj.__doc__'but I am trying to
> emphasize the interactive session and what the user would see in
> normal use...
Also note that if you set PAGER to 'less -X', it will NOT clear the
screen after exiting. So you get the convenience of a real pager
(scrolling and search) while retaining on-screen information after
This little trick was courtesy of Prabhu just a few days ago, I didn't
know about it but I've now changed my setup to use it, since I think
it's very nice.
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