Tab completion in Python interpreter

I wanted to have tab-completion for my python interpreter at startup and this just worked out.

$ export PYTHONSTARTUP=$HOME/.mypythonstartup

$ vi ~/.mypythonstartup

import rlcompleter
import readline

readline.parse_and_bind(“tab: complete”)

Now I am able to do tab-complete the python functions and keywords in my python interpreter.

But this holds only for this session of the terminal. To make it available always, edit the .bashrc file as follows.

$ vi ~/.bashrc

export PYTHONSTARTUP=$HOME/.mypythonstartup

And ’tis done !! Cheers….

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