I'm trying to set up realgud using ipdb with emacs. The problem is that the following is displayed at the command prompt (running realgud:ipdb): [6n[Jipdb> [6D[6C[6D[J[6n[Jipdb> [6D[6C

From googling around, I came across various links that I think explain what the problem is, but the solutions therein didn't fix my problem:


Why does *compilation* buffer show control characters?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Just as an update, I managed to fix the problem by adding the following into an executable file in my PATH:

ipython --simple-prompt -i -c "%run -d $@"

Then in emacs when running realgud:ipdb, when asked what command to use, just switch out ipdb with whatever you name the executable file.

On OS X you will need the following package though: https://github.com/purcell/exec-path-from-shell

  • --simple-promt avoids the garbage but doesn't allow multiline-input :( Aug 15 '17 at 9:34
  • Yeah it's not really a fix I guess, just a workaround. Aug 15 '17 at 9:35
  • I will file a bug report when I get a chance. Aug 15 '17 at 9:35
  • #!/bin/bash ipython --simple-prompt -i -c "%run -d $@" -->thanks it works for me. emacs25.2+ spacemacs settting+ipython 6.2.1+ ipdb 0.10 Feb 19 '18 at 17:43

in spacemacs, add the shell layer, will solve this problem: enter image description here


Commit b8b587b of Nov 26, 2018 may fix this.

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