[Idle-dev] Restart Shell, No Longer Being Offered?

Jason Gervich gervich at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 12 05:31:31 CEST 2009

To get the Shell menu in Ubuntu, open a terminal and at the command line
prompt type "idle". The IDLE shell will appear with the Shell menu in
the menu bar. Click Shell-->Restart Shell. This only works if no other
instances of the Python Shell are running. If you want to run more that
one instance on the same machine or network, start IDLE as "idle -n".
You can run multiple versions but you won't have the Shell/Restart

This from the Python team:

Running IDLE from the Applications menu under Ubuntu will not have the
Shell menu. If you bring up a terminal and enter "idle", you will have
the Shell menu.

IDLE, when selected from the Application menu, is being run with the
"-n" command line by default in Ubuntu. You can remove this option by
editing the menu item for IDLE.

nosy: +serwy

Hope this helps,

Jason Gervich

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