[IPython-user] <dir> alias, and using %edit

Ville Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 10:21:29 CST 2006

On 3/13/06, John Salerno <johnjsal at rcn.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone. I just started using IPython and I have two questions. The
> first concerns the dir alias. Every time I start IPython, I get a message at
> the top of the console window that says "Deleting alias <dir>, it's a Python
> keyword or built-in." Is this normal? Is there a way to prevent this from
> happening, or remove it altogether?

It's normal on win32. Is it the message that bothers you, or the
non-availability of 'dir'?

You should use 'ls' like all sane people do anyway :).

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