How to Use the IPython List Command to Access Your Command History?

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In IPython, you can use the list command to access your command history. The list command shows a numbered list of the most recent commands you’ve executed in the current IPython session.

Here’s how to use the list command:

  1. Open IPython: Open a terminal or command prompt and type ipython to start an IPython session.
  2. Execute some commands: In the IPython prompt, execute some Python commands.
  3. Use the list command: To view your command history, type list and press Enter. IPython will display a numbered list of the most recent commands you’ve executed.
  4. Navigate the command history: To navigate through your command history, you can use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. Each time you press the up arrow, IPython will display the previous command in your history. Each time you press the down arrow, IPython will display the next command in your history.
  5. Execute a command from your history: To execute a command from your history, use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to the desired command, then press Enter.
  6. Exit IPython: When you’re finished using IPython, you can exit the session by typing exit() and pressing Enter.

Note that by default, IPython saves your command history to a file called ipython_history. You can configure IPython to save your history to a different file or to disable command history entirely if desired.

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