Configuration, multiline input, Debian-9

To enable the spock multiline input on Debian-9, launch spock using spock --simple-prompt or append the following statement to /home/p99user/.ipython/profile_spockdoor/

config.TerminalInteractiveShell.simple_prompt = True

However, switching to simple_prompt disables lots of useful command line features.

Another option for using multiline spock input is to precede the commands with a %: