change syntax coloring in IDLE

Vincent Davis vincent at
Tue Jan 27 21:07:32 CET 2009

I am using "EPD with Py2.5 4.0.30002"when I try to launch which is
in the above folder i get  -bash: command not found
which is strange because when I do ls it is listed.
the path to the folder is
/Applications/EPD\ with\ Py2.5\ 4.0.30002
ls returns
Build Mayavi.terminal
Docs Pylab.terminal
Examples Python
Extras Update Shell Profile.command

Then I do/get
vincent-daviss-macbook-pro:EPD with Py2.5 4.0.30002 vmd$
-bash: command not found

Not sure what I am doing wrong

Is the a way do download a new version of

That last part is ugh!

Vincent Davis

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Ned Deily <nad at> wrote:

> In article
> <77e831100901270950i6b0b510chf80a495a65ca9833 at>,
>  Vincent Davis <vincent at> wrote:
> > I am using mac with python 2.5.2 and IDLE verison 1.2.2. in the help it
> > states I can change he text coloring by using "Configure IDLE" but I not
> > sure what this is. It's not sn the menu, running Configure does nothing.
> How
> > do I change the color (text and background)
> There is supposed to be a Preferences menu option for IDLE on OS X but,
> depending on the Python version and how IDLE is launched, it may or may
> not appear due to various bugs.  (I'm working on some patches for these.)
> If you have been launching IDLE via /Applications/MacPython
> 2.5/, try launching it via the shell command line:
> /usr/local/bin/idle2.5.  There may now be a working Preferences menu
> item under the Python item in the menu bar; there may also be an Options
> -> Configure IDLE... .   If that doesn't work, it should be possible to
> copy the default def files from idlelib in the python installation to
> your .idlerc directory and manually edit them there - ugh!.  Something
> like:
> $ cd `python2.5 -c 'import sys; print sys.prefix'`
> $ cd lib/python2.5/idlelib
> $ ls *.def
> config-extensions.def config-highlight.def  config-keys.def
> config-main.def
> $ cp -i *.def ~/.idlerc
> $ cd ~/.idlerc
> $ vi ...
> --
>  Ned Deily,
>  nad at
> --
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