[IPython-User] PLEASE make autosave standard

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Thu Nov 8 14:08:56 CST 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7 November 2012 16:39, Zoltán Vörös <zvoros@gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, would you like to have a snapshot of the kernel history, then? Because
>> that could, perhaps, be handled in the kernel, and the frontend doesn't
>> matter in that case... But the kernel history is already saved somewhere, if
>> I am not mistaken.
> You're not mistaken. There's an SQLite history database in the profile
> directory. What we don't yet have are any tools for the user to access it.
> That would be a good standalone project if anyone is interested - the API is
> there, it just needs an interface. There's a brief description at
> http://wiki.ipython.org/Potential_projects

And here's a quick two-liner:

ip = get_ipython()
for entry in ip.history_manager.get_tail(100): print entry[2]

that will print the last 100 lines of input history from the last session.



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