[IPython-user] Ctrl-C

Piotr Zolnierczuk piotr.zolnierczuk@gmail....
Fri Aug 21 13:48:55 CDT 2009

Yes - that would work if I were the only writer of these scripts.
 We have people who are not (yet) skilled python programmers and

What I have is an embedded ipython in a wxPython program and the only way I
see at the moment is to hack IPython directly and put the try block you


On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 2:31 PM, David Warde-Farley <dwf@cs.toronto.edu>wrote:

> On 21-Aug-09, at 10:20 AM, Piotr Zolnierczuk wrote:
> Hi,
>> It would be nice if one could capture Ctrl-C with a custom handler.
>> We often run “long” (10-800 minutes long) scripts that take automate data
>> taking and users sometimes just want to stop them before they are finished.
>> The traceback dump, while colorful, often scares inexperienced users and
>> clutters unnecessarily the screen.
> try:
>        while True:
>                pass
> except KeyboardInterrupt:
>        print "Caught Ctrl+C"
> David


Piotr Adam Zolnierczuk
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