[IPython-dev] possible cpaste bug

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 01:06:55 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 5:24 PM, John Hunter<jdh2358 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried to try on xterm, but goddam osx and xterms do not play nicely
> together.  I could not paste from the desktop environment to the x11
> environment since my buffer was not recognized, so I tried to cat the
> example in one xterm to paste it into another but could not get the
> whole thing on one screen and could not get the window to scroll as I
> moved the mouse past the top.  I'm sure there is a way to do this
> (Robert 3..2..1..) but I don't know how so I punted.  I am pretty sure
> Robert's explanation is correct, though it is a major wart to simply
> drop the input to the term, which appears to be what os x is doing,
> IMO.

Yes, majorly annoying indeed (and it's awful that the two major linux
desktop terminal emulators both also have the bug, when 20+ years old
xterm gets it right).

> "paste" did work, so that is cool (thanks Robert!)  But for
> tutorial/demo purposes, which is what is on my mind of late, the
> screen echo is nice, kind of a "nothing up my sleaves" feeling, that
> the paste with no echo does not have.  Could we do a paste -e (echo)
> or -v (verbose) and ask paste to echo the paste to the stdout, even if
> only for visual effect (and during the tutorial its nice to point to
> the code in the terminal)

Your wish is our command, Dr. Hunter; bug and solution:


In action:

In [2]: paste -e
x = 1
y = 2
print 'x, y:',x,y
## -- End pasted text --
x, y: 1 2

In [3]: paste
x, y: 1 2

In [4]: paste -r
Re-executing 'x = 1...' (30 chars)
x, y: 1 2

1-800-pygeeks at your service!



ps - you can safely merge from that branch into your working one.
Since Brian is in the middle of major reorganizations, this may take a
few days to get merged, as I don't want to get in his way.  But it's
localized enough that you can merge it for next week's tutorials
locally while we get it in place.

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