I'm using iPython in Terminal.app (on Mac), and when I scrollback to a multi-line block it's really slow moving between lines. Is there a keybinding (or can I configure one) to make it possible to easily move between lines quickly?
Ipython depends upon the readline bindings. In looking through the man page for readline, I could not find a command that skips by lines, but moving by words is better than moving by character, so I have added the lines
c.TerminalIPythonApp.exec_lines = ['import readline', """readline.parse_and_bind('"5D" backward-word')""", """readline.parse_and_bind('"5C" forward-word')"""]
I just did a quick check and with the latest version of iPython I don't have the same problem.
Have you installed the gnu readline package or the python equivalent? If you haven't then I'd recommend "sudo pip install readline" at the terminal prompt.