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Module: core.alias

System command aliases.

Authors:

  • Fernando Perez
  • Brian Granger

4 Classes

class IPython.core.alias.AliasError

Bases: exceptions.Exception

class IPython.core.alias.InvalidAliasError

Bases: IPython.core.alias.AliasError

class IPython.core.alias.Alias(shell, name, cmd)

Bases: object

Callable object storing the details of one alias.

Instances are registered as magic functions to allow use of aliases.

__init__(shell, name, cmd)
validate()

Validate the alias, and return the number of arguments.

class IPython.core.alias.AliasManager(shell=None, **kwargs)

Bases: IPython.config.configurable.Configurable

__init__(shell=None, **kwargs)
define_alias(name, cmd)

Define a new alias after validating it.

This will raise an AliasError if there are validation problems.

get_alias(name)

Return an alias, or None if no alias by that name exists.

is_alias(name)

Return whether or not a given name has been defined as an alias

retrieve_alias(name)

Retrieve the command to which an alias expands.

soft_define_alias(name, cmd)

Define an alias, but don’t raise on an AliasError.

1 Function

IPython.core.alias.default_aliases()

Return list of shell aliases to auto-define.