Can I copy/paste Python code?

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jul 21 04:55:09 CEST 2015

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 12:49 PM, ryguy7272 <ryanshuell at> wrote:
> I'm trying to copy some Python code from a PDF book that I'm reading.  I want to test out the code, and I can copy it, but when I paste it into the Shell, everything is all screwed up because of the indentation. Every time I paste in any kind of code, it seems like everything is immediately left-justified, and then nothing works.
> Any idea how to make this work easily?  Without re-typing hundreds of lines of code...

Sounds like a flaw in the PDF - it creates indentation in some way
other than leading spaces/tabs. See if the PDF has a corresponding
file of ready-to-go code, that might save you some trouble.


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