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

Tal Einat taleinat at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 00:36:31 CEST 2009

Since it wasn't entirely clear exactly what you're looking for in your
original post, I would also like to mention...

Roger Serwy has recently written an IDLE extension to clear the shell
window's contents (without affecting the state of the underlying Python
process). This is different from restarting the shell, which is what Jason
was referring to, which actually starts a new Python process in which
following commands will be run (but without clearing the shell window).

See: http://bugs.python.org/issue6143

- Tal Einat

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Jason Gervich <gervich at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

>  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 menu.
> 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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