[IPython-dev] filename completion - anyone working on it?

Hans Meine hans_meine at gmx.net
Tue Oct 26 09:31:56 EDT 2010

Hi everybody,

I am constantly bugged by filename completion in IPython.  To be specific, 
there are two cases that maybe need to be considered separately:
1) Completion of filenames in arguments to IPython magics, e.g. %run foo<tab>
2) Completion of filenames in strings, i.e. filename = "../subdir/bar<tab>"

In the second case, I don't want to have completions of other types (i.e. 
variable/function names), and in both cases I want filenames with spaces to be 

The failure w.r.t. the latter is a serious bug for me, so I'd like to ask if 
anybody is working on the relevant code ATM, and if not, which hints you 
want/can give me for fixing this.

Have a nice day,

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