Better terminal for windows?

Stephen Boulet stephen.boulet at
Fri Sep 27 23:47:09 CEST 2002

Gerhard Häring wrote:
> * Stephen Boulet <stephen.boulet at> [2002-09-27 14:23 -0500]:
>>I'm using python 2.2.1 on winnt.
>>If I want to run python interactively (and perhaps using ipython), is 
>>there something better than the "cmd" terminal?
> Well, you could install MSYS from the mingw project, which is sort of a
> Cygwin-lite :-)

Thanks. I'll have a look at it.

>>I'm used to bash on linux at home, but I'd like to avoid installing 
>>cigwin for now. Thanks.
> cmd.exe isn't *that* bad once you activate tab completion in the
> registry. Have you done that?

Nope. How do you do that? I couldn't figure it out just looking through 

> 4NT is also great, but it's shareware.
> -- Gerhard

I've come to the conclustion that the python shell in idle really isn't 
all that bad. Maybe I'll just stick with that.

-- Stephen

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