[IPython-user] Trouble with escape key and history searching

Adam keflavich@gmail....
Mon May 4 12:35:11 CDT 2009

Mac OS 10.5.  Yeah, I looked into pyreadline but didn't get anything
out of it.  On the nix side, ipython just uses GNU readline, right?


On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Jörgen Stenarson
<jorgen.stenarson@bostream.nu> wrote:
> Adam skrev:
>> Hi ipython group,
>>  I've grown accustomed to using the 'escape' key to remove input at
>> the bash command prompt without holding down backspace.  When I do
>> this in ipython, though, it also kills the
>> 'search-history-(forwards|backward)' capability of the command line
>> and does funny things to command line editing (e.g., if I try to
>> remove text using backspace, the deleted text reappears to the right
>> of my cursor with extra spaces).  Is my use of the 'escape' key
>> breaking the readline key mappings somehow?  Clearly it's bad practice
>> to use, so I should get out of the habit, but I'd like to learn how to
>> fix the problem too.
> Adam,
> are you on linux, windows or something else? If you are on windows then this
> is probably a pyreadline issue and I would recommend making a bug report on
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/pyreadline
> If you are on Linux I'm afraid I can't help you.
> /Jörgen

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