How can I change the character encoding to 7-bit?
Tired of seeing strange characters presumably representing some sort of box around areas of text.
I'm assuming you mean the UTF-8 banner that appears when launching the SageMath REPL (read-eval-print loop) in the command-line:
$ sage ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ SageMath version 7.2, Release Date: 2016-05-15 │ │ Type "notebook()" for the browser-based notebook interface. │ │ Type "help()" for help. │ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ sage:
An alternative is to launch Sage in "quiet" mode, without the banner:
$ sage -q sage:
If you want the version number, use any of these:
$ sage -version SageMath version 7.2, Release Date: 2016-05-15 $ sage -v SageMath version 7.2, Release Date: 2016-05-15 $ sage -dumpversion 7.2
Note (how could one find that out by oneself?):
sage -helpwill give you the most common flags you can use.
sage -advancedwill give you a complete list, which includes
Asked: 2016-08-05 22:51:57 -0500
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Last updated: Aug 09 '16