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Add history between sessions and auto-completion via the ESC and tab keys to the interactive Python interpreter with this dot-file.
"""
Python Startup File (from https://gist.github.com/955154)
Add this file to ~/.pythonrc.py to add history between sessions and
auto-completion via the ESC key to the interactive Python interpreter. After
adding this file, put something like the following line in your .bash_profile:
export PYTHONSTARTUP=$HOME/.pythonrc.py
Requires a recent version of Python and the readline package, which you can
install from http://pypi.python.org/pypi/readline or with easy_install.
easy_install -U readline
"""
def _pythonrc():
import atexit
import os
import readline
import rlcompleter
readline.parse_and_bind("tab: complete")
history = os.path.expanduser("~/.py_history")
readline.set_history_length(500)
if os.path.exists(history):
readline.read_history_file(history)
@atexit.register
def write_history(history=history):
readline.write_history_file(history)
_pythonrc()
del _pythonrc
@zacharyvoase
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Tip: atexit.register(readline.write_history_file, history)

@ldong
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ldong commented Apr 10, 2014

Cool pythonrc file. Thank you.

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