tab completion in python shell

June 25, 2008

recently I saw with this little piece of code to give the standard python shell tab completion capabilities:

# setup tab completion in python shell
import rlcompleter
import readline
readline.parse_and_bind("tab: complete")

obviously, you can use the environmental variable PYTHONSTART to execute this few lines anytime you start your python shell.


2 Responses to “tab completion in python shell”

  1. h4p0 Says:

    I noticed that with CTRL+tab I can get the same result as “double-tab” to get completion.
    Is there a way to have the normal Tabulator with TAB and the completion with CTRL+TAB?

  2. Mark Says:

    You could use ipython too which does this job for you and provides a hoddy of other stuff besides.

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