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GNU Readline

Lets users edit command lines as they are typed in

The Readline library provides a set of functions for use by applications that allow users to edit command lines as they are typed in. Both Emacs and vi editing modes are available. The Readline library includes additional functions to maintain a list of previously-entered command lines, to recall and perhaps reedit those lines, and perform csh-like history expansion on previous commands.


User and programmer's manuals included in the distribution; user manual available in HTML format from https://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/php/chet/readline/readline.html user manual available from https://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/php/chet/readline/rluserman.html

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:readline


Download version 7.0 (stable)
released on 15 September 2016

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium16 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Chet Ramey Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-readline@gnu.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/readline.git

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 December 2016.


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