[IPython-dev] Opening Notebooks from the cmd line

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 13:28:20 EDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:16, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 April 2012 18:08, Satrajit Ghosh <satra at mit.edu> wrote:
> > +1 this would be a useful feature as it cuts down on a few strokes.
> > especially if i can just point to a notebook without cd-ing to that
> > directory.
> There's even an issue open for it:
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/945
> I have a vague memory there was some obstacle to doing this
> 'properly', but I can't remember what it was, and maybe it's been
> overcome in the meantime. I'm sure there'll be more detailed feedback
> coming soon.

I think one part of the 'doing it properly' issue was fixing the random
urls, so it is easier to determine the url for a given notebook from one
session to the next.  The random urls have always been considered a
temporary solution, but the first attempt at consistent urls could result
in data loss during notebook renaming, so it was scrapped. (note: the UUID
urls should probably stay, but they should be deterministic for a given


> Thanks, Puneeth!
> Thomas
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