太極者無極而生 太極者無極而生 - 1 month ago 18
Python Question

How do I access the command history from IDLE?

On bash or Window's Command Prompt, we can press the up arrow on keyboard to get the last command, and edit it, and press ENTER again to see the result.

But in Python's IDLE 2.6.5 or 3.1.2, it seems if our statement prints out 25 lines, we need to press the up arrow 25 times to that last command, and press ENTER for it to be copied?

Or use the mouse to pinpoint that line and click there, and press ENTER to copy? Is there a faster way?

Answer

I think you are looking for the history-previous action, which is bound to alt+p by default.

You can remap it in Options->Configure IDLE->Keys

Incidentally, why don't you try a better (less ugly, for starters) shell like bpython or ipython?

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