[IPython-dev] problems I've having with the ls and dir commands on Windows XP

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 00:55:41 EST 2007

On 1/24/07, Winship Varner <wvarner at purdue.edu> wrote:

> The program seems to freeze (I cannot get it to quit using Ctl-C or
> Ctl-Z), and I have to close the window. I'm using the newest versions of
> the program and its prerequisites. Any help or workarounds would be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Is there something wrong with your ls binary (broken cygwin/whatever)?
Does "!ls" work normally? How about "!dir"?

After finding out what works, (let's say 'ls -F'), do

> alias ls ls -F

> %store ls

and it should be fixed for all the sessions.

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