automatically import modules upon interpreter invocation

Ken Seehart ken at
Wed Jun 25 10:34:21 CEST 2008

Daniel Fetchinson wrote:
> Hi folks, this seems like a very basic thing but I couldn't find a solution.
> I always do the following after starting the python interpreter (on linux):
> import rlcompleter
> import readline
> readline.parse_and_bind("tab: complete")
> Is there a way of making python execute the above whenever it starts
> up so that I don't have to type it all the time?
> Cheers,
> Daniel
environment variable PYTHONSTARTUP can be set to a python file that runs 
when you start the python interpreter

- Ken

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