[IPython-dev] Notebook: File Browser

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 00:08:18 EDT 2013

The biggest change we have in the works is that the URLs for notebooks
will start to use paths and notebook names like this:


This will make it trivial to write the type of code you are talking
about.  But I think we will probably still have an actual GUI in the
dashboard for navigation.  We will be talking about this stuff at the
dev meeting in two weeks.



On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:
> I noticed that there's still plans to add a GUI file browser to the
> dashboard. Can I just ask why we can't have a magic to open a
> notebook? The Notebook already handles every file operation, except
> opening notebooks, so what does adding a GUI file browser buy anyone?
> especially if there's some kind of shell or single cell interface in
> the dashboard.
> It'd be nice if I could call `ls` in the Notebook and have the output
> clickable, so each file would be a link. Clicking a directory would cd
> to it, clicking a notebook would open it, clicking an image would
> render it... something like that. That way user could still click
> their way around the file system, just hitting links instead of icons,
> and adding icons is easy in a browser, but probably going a bit too
> far.
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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