<back space> not functional in python and ipython in shell
Python version : Python 3.5.4 |Anaconda custom (64-bit).
Ipython version : IPython 4.2.0
Problem: Backspace key misbehaves. It brings the cursor forward a few spaces like the tab key...
I'm running bash version: GNU bash, version 4.4.12(1)-release (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
on linux manjaro 17.0.6 Gallivera.
I expect it's the Anaconda Python installation as the python 2.7 behaves normally.
This version of Anaconda and IPython I can't really update, because of competability issues with Emacs-python-mode so I don't know in what way I can test what is causing the problem.
to my .bashrc file and it worked!
Miniconda (or something related to conda's Python) seems to have a problem with Manjaro's default $TERM variable. In my case, it was
rxvt-unicode-256color. When I set it to
xterm, the problem went away.
You can do this by running
I'm still not sure why this problem occurs, and why only occasionally, but this fixed it for me.
^H(control H) work?
- when I run shell in emacs ( M-x shell) and run ipython there it works perfectly, What does that mean? It point that the problem is in bash, no?
- @tadman . ^H doesn't work. It goes forward one space. and yes it does work in rhe shell generally, just not when python runs.
- Seems like an
sttyissue of some sort. Most of these REPL tools use readline which is pretty good at picking up on your settings.
- @tadman I believe newer versions of Ipython dropped
- Works like a charm and I prefer this solution over setting $TERM, because $TERM has influence on other programs such as vim or tmux.