[IPython-user] history files for Python/IPython

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at thorstenkampe.de
Mon May 17 09:21:04 CDT 2004

What's the deal with the history files?

My Python shell uses ~/python/.python_history[1], IPython uses
~/.ipython/history and both seem to use a new file ~/.pythonhist that
comes without ever being defined by me.

Is it possible to use one and only one common history file with
IPython and vanilla Python shell?


[1] histfile = os.path.expandvars("$HOME/python/.python_history")

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