# [SciPy-user] pycrust

Wed Jul 13 11:49:30 CDT 2005

Howey, David A wrote:
> Thanks - this is helpful.
>
> I am trying to get ipython to use an editor other than windows notepad.
> First I tried editing the 'ipythonrc' file. Didn't have any affect -
> still uses notepad. Then I tried a command line:
>  ipython -editor C:\Program Files\Crimson Editor\cedt.exe
>
> It doesn't like that. I think it's something to do with the spaces in
> the path. Should I use \%20 ?
> Anyone else got this sorted on a win32 system?

You probably need to quote that line:

ipython -editor "C:\Program Files\Crimson Editor\cedt.exe"

Same for editing the ipythonrc file, try with quotes around the name.

And yes, the problem is most likely the spaces in the filenames (that causes
no end of grief for many tools, not just ipython).

Cheers,

f