Problem with Python shell through Cygwin Screen (Python/Vim/Screen combo)

Ant antroy at
Fri Sep 19 12:10:10 CEST 2008

Hi all,

There's a sweet combination of tools that you can assemble using Vim,
a Python shell (or any shell for that matter) and GNU screen, where
you essentially send selected text from Vim to the Python shell. (See for
more details - though I had to tweak the script a bit to get it to
work on Windows - line ending interpretation problem)

This works great in Linux, and also in Windows using the Cygwin build
of Python, but when you call:

screen -S py -s python

using the Windows build of Python, the shell just hangs. Does anyone
know if this is a known issue with screen/Python, or if there is a
workaround, as I'd prefer to have just a single Python instance
installed rather than having Cygwin python and windows Python both



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