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Say, we've entered the following in the normal ipython shell.

In [1]: 1+1
Out[1]: 2

In [2]: 1+2
Out[2]: 3

In [3]: 2+4
Out[3]: 6

If I now enter:

In [4]: 1+

and press the up arrow key, ipython will offer +1 and +2, i.e. I can skip over 2+4. How do I replicate this behaviour using Emacs' ipython shell (IPy mode).

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Not sure which ipy mode, You are referring. I use ipython shell which comes with elpy. It also has the same problem.

By default up arrow (or M-p) are bind to (comint-previous-input ARG). So no matter what You have at cursor, it just shows the previous input.

There is another function called (comint-previous-matching-input-from-input N) which basically gives the previous matching input for the input at cursor. It is bind to C-c M-p.

So if type something and press C-c M-p it takes to previous match.

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    Thanks, that was exactly what I was looking for (indeed, I was refering to ipython) – Martin R. Albrecht Jul 18 '15 at 19:05

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