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GNU readline and history libraries, run-time libraries

The GNU readline library aids in the consistency of user interface across discrete programs that need to provide a command line interface.

The GNU history library provides a consistent user interface for recalling lines of previously typed input.

Package version:6.1-3


A kind of FAQ for libreadline on Debian GNU/{Linux,Hurd}

0. symlinked directory completion behavior

   Starting with readline-4.2a, completion on symlinks that point
   to directories does not append the slash. To restore the behaviour
   found in readline-4.2, add to /etc/inputrc or ~/.inputrc:

       set mark-symlinked-directories on



readline6 (6.1-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix build failure on kreebsd. Closes: #577234.

 -- Matthias Klose <>  Sun, 30 May 2010 20:31:27 +0200

readline6 (6.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Apply upstream patches 
  * rlfe: Provide readline-editor. Closes: #565964.
  * Use source format 3.0.

 -- Matthias Klose <>  Sat, 10 Apr 2010 13:28:58 +0200

readline6 (6.1-1


This document details the changes between this version, readline-6.1,
and the previous version, readline-6.0.

1.  Changes to Readline

a.  The SIGWINCH signal handler now avoids calling the redisplay code if
    one arrives while in the middle of redisplay.

b.  Changes to the timeout code to make sure that timeout values greater
    than one second are handled better.

c.  Fixed a bug in the red


This is Debian GNU/Linux's prepackaged version of the FSF's GNU
Readline library.

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