[IPython-dev] question about command line options

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 18:51:30 EDT 2015

On 12 March 2015 at 14:35, Kyle Rawlins <rawlins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, perhaps if this is the answer, you should consider not letting it
> ever work.  Right now setting IPKernelApp.exec_lines via command line
> mostly does do something, so the command line is still getting to
> IPKernelApp somehow, and it fails only in these complicated circumstances
> apparently relating to the automatic insertion of quotes.  I think
> sometimes it is pretty hard for those of us who haven't been steeped in the
> internals to understand exactly what can and should be configured when and
> how, because configuration is so flexible in IPython...

The only thing to remember is that the notebook config (command line
options and the ipython_notebook_config.py file) don't affect kernels. You
can workaround this by creating a kernelspec with extra command line
arguments for the kernel, but there isn't a way to do it purely at the
command line.

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