In my .ratpoisonrc file I'm failing to write a key-binding to open a terminal running python. I'm running a minimal Debian setup on which I basically just run emacs. Sometimes I want to just get a python shell and I'm not sure how to set up the key binding to get that right.

bind p exec ???? python
  • Try this as command: xterm -e python – user13742 Feb 16 '12 at 12:09
  • I've tried xterm and it doesn't do it. It was what I thought it should be, but it's not working. It gives me /bin/sh -c "xterm -e python" finnished (127) and nothing else. – Vernon Feb 16 '12 at 12:14
bind p exec x-terminal-emulator --title python -e /usr/bin/python

(but I'd highly recommend using ipython as an interactive python)

If x-terminal-emulator isn't using your current favorite terminal emulator (xterm vs rxvt vg gnome-terminal, etc) then run update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

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