[IPython-User] Command line input can get into weird state

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sat Feb 1 16:33:09 CST 2014

Hi Paul,

sorry for the long delay...

Yes, it's indeed something related to readline, and it's almost impossible
to know what may have  caused it.

But you can typically recover from this by typing


in a new line. Normally that resets the terminal state enough for readline
to stop misbehaving (though I'm not !00% sure it fixes all such problems,
readline is a weird beast).



On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Patrick Krecker <pkrecker@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey guys -- On occasion I am somehow able to get iPython into a strange
> state for command input. I suspect it has something to do with readline,
> but I'm not sure. I am unable to figure out what combination of keys I
> press to get into this mode, but after it's in this mode, pressing Ctrl+{A,
> K, E} enters the sequence ^{A, K, E}, respectively. My guess is that there
> is something I don't understand about Vim/Emacs mode in readline, but after
> spending some time researching I can't figure it out. Any help is
> appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Patrick
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