[IPython-user] OS X Terminal iPython history display bug
Wed Oct 22 14:38:27 CDT 2008
This is only in IPython. Neither bash nor python exhibits this
behavior (I just checked). `echo $COLUMNS` returns 80, which is the
With a bit of further research, it seems to be related to the
difference in length between the IPython prompt (e.g. "In : ") and
my terminal prompt, which is the default
Basically, I've found that I don't have to even wrap the line in
IPython, I only have to write a line of a length that would wrap if I
had been using the really long terminal prompt before the weird
behavior starts exhibiting itself (e.g. if my prompt is 20 chars and
my window is 80, I only have to write a line of 61+ characters in
length before weird stuff starts happening.
Maybe I need to post some pictures, it's difficult to describe.
Is there a place where I should be filing this as a bug?
On Oct 22, 2008, at 6:36 AM, Jeff Kaufman wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 01:09:50PM -0700, Lawrence Johnston wrote:
>> Using IPython 0.9.1 on OS X 10.5.5, The history access of any command
>> which wraps beyond a single screen seems to be messed up.
> Is this only in ipython? When this has happend to me in ipython it's
> turned out to be a terminal problem that affects other terminally
> stuff too. And for me the root was that somehow a resize didn't
> update the COLUMNS evnvironment variable. If
> echo $COLUMNS
> gives the wrong number, I've fixed it by resizing it away from where I
> want and back again.
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