[IPython-user] paste frustrations

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Wed Mar 4 15:26:41 CST 2009


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps a solution would be to write a magic (with platform-specific backends)
> that grabs the text for the clipboard and executes it without requiring user
> intervention. It would be significantly more usable than %cpaste even if the
> terminal or readline are working completely correctly.
>
> The OS X backend is trivial; call out to pbpaste(1) using popen. xsel(1) appears
> to be the thing for X. Windows would require either Mark Hammond's win32api or
> ctypes.

Good point.  Filed:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ipython/+bug/337951

Code would be even better, of course.   But this should do for now :)

Cheers,

f


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