[IPython-dev] cd a little hyper

John Hunter jdh2358 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 18:30:03 EDT 2008

To due a readline bug on solaris, cd ~/somedTAB used to insert extra
white space after completing directories, which was a major headache
when navigating deeply nested directories since I had to backspace
after every directory completion.   Using the latest ipython rom bzr,
this appears to be fixed.  I don't know how it was fixed, but it is
great.  (thanks).

But I notice a new buglet.  If I am cd-ing into a dir which has a
bunch of files and one other dir, cd will take me one level too deep.
Eg,  I want to cd into "api"::

  In [18]: !ls -laF /home/titan/johnh/mpl/examples/api/
  total 144
  drwx------   3 johnh    research    1024 Jun  5 17:21 ./
  drwxr-----  13 johnh    research   16896 Jun  3 15:55 ../
  drwx------   6 johnh    research     512 Jun  5 17:23 .svn/
  -rw-------   1 johnh    research    1780 Jun  3 15:54 README.txt
  -rw-------   1 johnh    research     400 Jun  3 15:54 agg_oo.py
  ..snipsnip (lots more plain files but .svn is the only subdir)

Now when I do::

  In [19]: cd /home/titan/johnh/mpl/examples/ap<TAB>

I get the following completion::

  In [19]: cd /home/titan/johnh/mpl/examples/api/.svn/

Ie, it puts me one directory too deep.

Any ideas?
In [19]: import IPython

In [20]: IPython.__version__
Out[20]: '0.8.4'

In [21]: !uname -a
SunOS flag 5.10 Generic_118855-15 i86pc i386 i86pc

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