How to turn on line numbers in IDLE?

In the main shell of IDLE, errors always return a line number but the development environment doesn't even have line numbers. Is there anyway to turn on line numbers?

Unfortunately there is not an option to display line numbers in IDLE although there is an enhancement request open for this.

However, there are a couple of ways to work around this:

  1. Under the edit menu there is a go to line option (there is a default shortcut of Alt+G for this).

  2. There is a display at the bottom right which tells you your current line number / position on the line:

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