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qtconsole prompt should support `\w` etc. #675

minrk opened this Issue Aug 4, 2011 · 3 comments


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minrk commented Aug 4, 2011

The terminal prompt can be configured to use the current working directory, and other information. This sort of functionality will be expected in non-terminal frontends as well, such as the QtConsole.


takluyver commented Aug 4, 2011

N.B. Working with prompts code should be easier once my PR #507 is in.


minrk commented Aug 4, 2011

Yes, that will be helpful, thanks. Though the qtconsole's prompts are a bit different, since they are HTML and don't use the ANSI colors. Also some executions like \w need to execute in the kernel, not the frontend.


Carreau commented Jul 21, 2016


The qtconsole has been moved to https://github.com/jupyter/qtconsole, and this issue had no activity for quite some time. If this is still relevant I would suggest this issue to be reopen on the above cited repository.

This will allow us to keep the number of IPython issues smaller and focussed on IPython. As currently there is an extremely high number of opened issues , it make it really hard to find if a problem is actually known, or going to be worked one.

Feel free to reopen if need, for the time being I'm going to close this.


@Carreau Carreau closed this Jul 21, 2016

@minrk minrk modified the milestones: wishlist, not ipython Jan 9, 2017

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