[IPython-user] ipython in emacs

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Thu Dec 6 00:22:31 CST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007 11:11 PM, wang frank <fw3@hotmail.co.jp> wrote:
>  Hi,
>  Even though I could not make ipython work with emacs 23.2 in window xp. It
> is very easy to make it work in Linux. However, the most important feature
> of ipython is missing inside emacs. That is retreiving the previouse command
> from command history.
>  In ipython running from normal shell, press up and down arrow key will
> bring back the previouse or next command. If you type some character of
> previous command and press the up and down arrow key, ipython will automatic
> search backward for the command starting with the character. If it is not
> the command you want, you can press the up arrow key again. However, inside
> emacs, the up and down arrow keys will more the cursor up and down. It
> cannot retrieve the previous command. If you type the character of the
> previouse command, up arrow key will not search the command. The tab key
> will not complete the command inside emacs.
>  Does anyone know how to fix this?

C-up instead of just up.  Since Emacs implements its own cursor
functionality, it overrides readline.  So the keystrokes aren't quite
the same, but you can get pretty much the same functionality (at some
cost in muscle memory).



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