[IPython-user] exiting ipshell()

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 13:01:13 CDT 2006

On 10/3/06, Kumar Golap <tizan.moris at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was wondering if its possible to exit the ipythonshell without
> exiting python. (or may be just turn off interactivity totally).
> The reason is to allow users of a function to fork the process (using
> os.fork())....and in the child process i want just to execute some cpu
> intensive stuff without any interactivty....
> Right now when i fork and return back to the prompt in the parent
> process...some of the character that i type on the shell seems to be
> grabbed by the child process  (this does not seem to happen in pure
> python...hence my guess its related to the ipython shell). And i do
> want to stay in the ipython shell in the parent process.
> Thanks for any help/suggestions

Do the set_dummy calls described here:


do what you need?  I'm not sure if the stdin capture issues you're
seeing will be solved by this, but calling


will make all subsequent calls to


just return silently.



More information about the IPython-user mailing list