A library for editing typed command lines
The Readline library provides a set of functions that allow users to
edit command lines. Both Emacs and vi editing modes are available. The
Readline library includes additional functions for maintaining a list
of previously-entered command lines for recalling or editing those
lines, and for performing csh-like history expansion on previous
This is the Gnu Readline library, version 6.0.
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
This is a terse description of the new features added to readline-6.0 since
the release of readline-5.2.
1. New Features in Readline
a. A new variable, rl_sort_completion_matches; allows applications to inhibit
match list sorting (but beware: some things don't work right if
applications do this).
b. A new variable, rl_completion_invoking_key; allows applications to discover
This document details the changes between this version, readline-6.0,
and the previous version, readline-5.2.
1. Changes to Readline
a. Fixed a number of redisplay errors in environments supporting multibyte
b. Fixed bugs in vi command mode that caused motion commands to inappropriately
set the mark.
c. When using the arrow keys in vi insertion mode, readline allows mo
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