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Module: terminal.magics

Extra magics for terminal use.

1 Class

class IPython.terminal.magics.TerminalMagics(shell)

Bases: IPython.core.magic.Magics

__init__(shell)
autoindent(parameter_s='')

Toggle autoindent on/off (deprecated)

cpaste(parameter_s='')

Paste & execute a pre-formatted code block from clipboard.

You must terminate the block with ‘–’ (two minus-signs) or Ctrl-D alone on the line. You can also provide your own sentinel with ‘%paste -s %%’ (‘%%’ is the new sentinel for this operation).

The block is dedented prior to execution to enable execution of method definitions. ‘>’ and ‘+’ characters at the beginning of a line are ignored, to allow pasting directly from e-mails, diff files and doctests (the ‘...’ continuation prompt is also stripped). The executed block is also assigned to variable named ‘pasted_block’ for later editing with ‘%edit pasted_block’.

You can also pass a variable name as an argument, e.g. ‘%cpaste foo’. This assigns the pasted block to variable ‘foo’ as string, without dedenting or executing it (preceding >>> and + is still stripped)

‘%cpaste -r’ re-executes the block previously entered by cpaste. ‘%cpaste -q’ suppresses any additional output messages.

Do not be alarmed by garbled output on Windows (it’s a readline bug). Just press enter and type – (and press enter again) and the block will be what was just pasted.

IPython statements (magics, shell escapes) are not supported (yet).

See also

paste()
automatically pull code from clipboard.

Examples

In [8]: %cpaste
Pasting code; enter '--' alone on the line to stop.
:>>> a = ["world!", "Hello"]
:>>> print " ".join(sorted(a))
:--
Hello world!
paste(parameter_s='')

Paste & execute a pre-formatted code block from clipboard.

The text is pulled directly from the clipboard without user intervention and printed back on the screen before execution (unless the -q flag is given to force quiet mode).

The block is dedented prior to execution to enable execution of method definitions. ‘>’ and ‘+’ characters at the beginning of a line are ignored, to allow pasting directly from e-mails, diff files and doctests (the ‘...’ continuation prompt is also stripped). The executed block is also assigned to variable named ‘pasted_block’ for later editing with ‘%edit pasted_block’.

You can also pass a variable name as an argument, e.g. ‘%paste foo’. This assigns the pasted block to variable ‘foo’ as string, without executing it (preceding >>> and + is still stripped).

Options:

-r: re-executes the block previously entered by cpaste.

-q: quiet mode: do not echo the pasted text back to the terminal.

IPython statements (magics, shell escapes) are not supported (yet).

See also

cpaste()
manually paste code into terminal until you mark its end.
rerun_pasted(name='pasted_block')

Rerun a previously pasted command.

store_or_execute(block, name)

Execute a block, or store it in a variable, per the user’s request.

1 Function

IPython.terminal.magics.get_pasted_lines(sentinel, l_input=<function input>, quiet=False)

Yield pasted lines until the user enters the given sentinel value.