[IPython-user] IPython and colors setting

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Tue Jul 22 03:52:01 CDT 2008

Hi Doug,

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 8:53 AM, Doug Farrell <dfarrell@mypublisher.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm intrested in Ipython, but have been disappointed that it always comes up
> in black and white on my screen. I've looked at the rc file and it set to
> come up in Linux colors, and I've tried setting the colors to Linux when
> running it from the command line, but no luck so far. I'm running Ipython
> version 0.8.4 on a CentOS 4 system, 32 bit mode. I'm connecting to the
> system primarily with Putty, but have also tried xterm, konsole and
> SecureCRT, also with no luck. These terminals display other things (ls,
> emacs, vi, etc.) in color. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions that
> might help me get the system into color mode?

Have you tried '%colors Linux' (or '%colors LightBG' if you use light
backgrounds) at the prompt?  If so, what happens?  Any error message
or just silent failure?



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