how to develop code using a mix of an existing python-program and console-commands

Jerry Hill malaclypse2 at
Wed Dec 18 21:28:05 CET 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Jean Dubois <jeandubois314 at> wrote:
> I have a python-program which I want to perform its task first, then
> switch to
> the python console to experiment with further commands, using what was
> already
> defined in the python-program.
> I want this as an alternative for what I do now (but which is not very
> efficient):
> I start the python-console and then manually copy-paste line per line from
> the program in the console, then try out possible continuation commands,
> if however something goes wrong I have to redo the whole process.

On the command line, python itself can take command line options,
including one that does exactly what you're looking for.

python -i

That command will run to its end, then drop you into the
interactive interpreter with the environment intact from running the


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