[IPython-User] newbie questions

Matt Tobin matt.tobin@utoronto...
Mon Jun 28 10:40:32 CDT 2010

Hi Ittay,

   It sounds to me like you do not have too much experience with Python?
You may just need to learn how to use the syntax before diving in.  
O'reilly has a great book to help you out "Python in a Nutshell", it 
will show you everything (and is what my professor read before teaching 
my class).

for your second issue, it appears that it does auto-complete the 
tabbing, but then you did not specify that you wanted to go within the 
"Program Files" folder (perhaps try c:/Program\ Files/ then two tabs to 
show options) or even better, start typing the name of the folder you 
want inside and hit tab for auto-completion =)

On 10-06-28 10:46 AM, Ittay Dror wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to use ipython as a replacement for Windows' cmd.exe and I have some questions:
> 1. How can I define my own functions (where)? I saw there are macros and aliases, but both don't support using variables. I want something that will be executed like a normal process (so "foo bar car" and not "foo(bar,car)")
> 2. Tab completion does not seem to work when completing paths with spaces. E.g., I type "c:/Prog<tab>" and it completes to "c:/Program\ Files", but then if I continue with "/<tab>" nothing happens.
> Thank you,
> Ittay
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