Python interactive terminal in Ubuntu Linux : some keys fouled up
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trzewiczek at trzewiczek.info
Thu Jan 7 08:22:53 CET 2010
On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 01:09:08 +0100, casevh <casevh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 6, 2:40 pm, pdlem... at earthlink.net wrote:
>> Have recently moved from XP to Ubuntu Linux.
>> Successfully installed Python 3.1.1 in the Ubuntu 9.04
>> release on my desktop.
>> Problem is the python interactive terminal >>> .
>> Many of the keys now do not work.
>> eg pressing left-arrow yields ^[[D
>> right-arrow ^[[C
>> Home ^[OH
>> Del ^[[3~
>> up-arrow ^[[A
>> Frustrating as I use all these , esp up-arrow to
>> repeat recent lines. Found the same thing on
>> my sons MacBook.
>> This is not mentioned in two recent Python books
>> or one on Ubuntu. Nor could I found help on the www.
>> Is there any work-around ? Should I just forget
>> the python prompt >>> ?
>> Thanks, Dave pdlem... at earthlink.net
> Assuming you compiled the source code, you will also need to install
> "libreadline5-dev" via Synaptic or apt-get.
Or you can use Idle instead of terminal. It works kind of different.
sudo apt-get install idle-python3.1
will do the thing!
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