[IPython-user] Using ipython as a bash replacement

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Mon Mar 22 18:28:45 CST 2004

Jonathan Daugherty wrote:
> Hello again,
> I'd like to configure ipython to complete filenames on the local
> filesystem.  I have checked my ipythonrc and I do not see a readline
> config command to disable completion of filenames; furthermore,
> ipython does in fact complete variable names, and other things
> pythonic.  I am using:
> Debian 'testing'
> ipython version 0.4.0-1.1
> python version 2.3.3-7
> gnu readline lib version 4.3-10 ("libreadline4" package)
> Any ideas?

Filename completion was broken by python 2.3, unfortunately (changes in the 
internal implementation of python's readline support deliberately broke this). 
  The fixes went into the more recent ipython releases, but you'll have to 
grab current CVS for that.



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