ipython / vs \ in readline on MS Windows (and ipython help grepper)

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Thu Mar 12 05:07:24 CET 2009

bdb112 <boyd.blackwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>Q1/ I run a standard python ditribution with ipython and readline
>under cygwin.  The tab filename completion works fine in the OS (bash
>shell) as expected, and tab filename completion at the ipython command
>line works, but with MS style path separators (backslash: run examples
>\test.py) which the run command itself interprets unix style
>ERROR: File `examplestest.py` not found.

You have full source of ipython.  You should be able to find where it does
filename completion and change the separator character.  It probably uses
os.path.join -- you'll have to change it to something like '/'.join.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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