Past command buffer gone in interpreter?

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ignacio at
Thu Oct 4 20:54:47 CEST 2001

On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Jan Samohyl wrote:

> A friend of mine has a similar problem, cursor keys that stop working within the interactive mode. He tried python2.2a3
> on both redhat 7.0 and 7.1 and on debian. Also, the strangiest thing is that in one case it worked only for root. He said
> it _was_ compiled with readline. I am using the same version redhat 6.1 and everything ok.

Curious. I have RH 7.1 myself and all 2.x versions are fine, but I compiled
them from the unofficial official SRPMs.

Hmm. Do Ctrl-P or Ctrl-N have any effect? Is there a file called .inputrc in
the home directory?

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams  <ignacio at>

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