[IPython-user] tab completion not working in windows

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 07:45:38 CDT 2006

On 9/23/06, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have encouraged my students (mechanical engineers) to use
> IPython/Enthought Python as a replacement for Matlab.  Some are trying
> it with mixed success.  I have one student who says that tab
> completion is not working for him.  Does tab completion in IPython
> depend at all on settings for DOS windows or other registry entries
> for windows?  How do I help him trouble shoot this problem?

Does he have readline (pyreadline) installed?

Tab completion in ipython has nothing to do w/ dos tab completion or
registry entries.

Also, sometimes a user is using a wrong config that has no tab
completion enabled. Try a different profile; "ipython -p sh" should

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