[IPython-user] OS X Terminal iPython history display bug

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net@gmail....
Mon Dec 1 16:14:46 CST 2008


Yes, could you file a bug report here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ipython

Thanks!

Brian


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Lawrence Johnston <unussum@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is only in IPython. Neither bash nor python exhibits this
> behavior (I just checked). `echo $COLUMNS` returns 80, which is the
> proper size.
>
> With a bit of further research, it seems to be related to the
> difference in length between the IPython prompt (e.g. "In [19]: ") and
> my terminal prompt, which is the default
> "My-very-long-indeed-computer-name:~/MyCurrentDirectory $"
>
> Basically, I've found that I don't have to even wrap the line in
> IPython, I only have to write a line of a length that would wrap if I
> had been using the really long terminal prompt before the weird
> behavior starts exhibiting itself (e.g. if my prompt is 20 chars and
> my window is 80, I only have to write a line of 61+ characters in
> length before weird stuff starts happening.
>
> Maybe I need to post some pictures, it's difficult to describe.
>
> Is there a place where I should be filing this as a bug?
>
> -L
>
>
> On Oct 22, 2008, at 6:36 AM, Jeff Kaufman wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 01:09:50PM -0700, Lawrence Johnston wrote:
>>>
>>> Using IPython 0.9.1 on OS X 10.5.5, The history access of any command
>>> which wraps beyond a single screen seems to be messed up.
>>> ...
>>
>> Is this only in ipython?  When this has happend to me in ipython it's
>> turned out to be a terminal problem that affects other terminally
>> stuff too.  And for me the root was that somehow a resize didn't
>> update the COLUMNS evnvironment variable.  If
>>
>>  echo $COLUMNS
>>
>> gives the wrong number, I've fixed it by resizing it away from where I
>> want and back again.
>>
>> Jeff
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