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Use Vi keys in sage console

asked 2016-09-17 15:54:01 +0100

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I wish to have the sage console use the vi-style editing keys instead of the default emacs ones. I have configured IPython to do this already, but sage does not respect this option. Any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2016-12-20 07:58:48 +0100

Sage uses its own version of ipython with its own startup files. Those startup files should be under $DOT_SAGE/ipython-X.Y.Z/ ; so for me, the interesting directory is in ~/.sage/ipython-5.0.0/profile_default/ . There was no file in there, so I copied it from the .ipython directory.

So here is what I did to get vi keybindings to work:

  1. Get vi keybindings to work in ipython by adding the line c.TerminalInteractiveShell.editing_mode = 'vi' to .ipython/profile_default/
  2. cp -n ~/.ipython/profile_default/ ~/.sage/ipython-5.0.0/profile_default/
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If you don't have the file, you can create it with > ipython profile create [profilename] in the terminal. It will also populate the file with all possible options including vi mode. (And thank you @Eigentime, it solved it for me)

LAV gravatar imageLAV ( 2018-02-08 14:29:11 +0100 )edit

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