Keyboard problems with Python shell over SSH
stian at soiland.no
Sun Jan 23 22:36:56 CET 2005
På 23. jan 2005 kl. 21:55 skrev Nils Emil P.Larsen:
> I connect to my server using SSH and then run 'python' to enter the
> shell. I can't use the arrow buttons (up, down, left and right).
> Instead I get this ^[[A , ^[[B, ^[[C or ^[[D.
Your Python installation is probably compiled without readline support.
It is the readline library that enables arrow keys and Ctrl-R and stuff
Try "import readline" - you will probably get an error.
I won't go into detail on how to install readline on your OS. In
Linuxes, it might be apt-get install readline-dev. In other OSes,
different licensing and packaging issues might have prevented
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