[Pythonmac-SIG] scrolling behaviour in MacPython

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Wed Oct 29 12:28:39 EST 2003

On Oct 29, 2003, at 12:19 PM, Christopher Fonnesbeck wrote:

> Normally, in python you can scroll back in the command history by 
> using the up arrow key. However, when I try and scroll in MacPython 
> 2.3, I get strange characters rather than the previous commands:
> >>> ^[[A
> Any cure for this?

Install the readline module with PackageManager.

If you have a "stock Panther" MacPython 2.3, then you need to download 
the "installer for 10.3" here: 

When you install, you'll have a PackageManager application at 
/Applications/MacPython-2.3 -- open that up and install readline.  You 
should be good to go after that.


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