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GNU readline and history libraries, run-time libraries. [libc5]

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:2.1-11


bash (2.01.1-4) stable unstable; urgency=high

  * libreadline 2.1-11
  * Correct buffer overflow with long prompts.  A root exploit is possible
    if \w is in root's PS1.

 -- Guy Maor <>  Mon,  7 Sep 1998 10:59:44 -0700

bash (2.01.1-3.1) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer release.
  * Build with ncurses3.0-altdev, so libreadline2 doesn't depend on libc6.
  * Use <a


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

This package was put together by me, Guy Maor <>, from
the GNU sources at  The
version of readline in bash has many bug fixes over the version
contained in readline-2.0.tar.gz.

The GNU Readline Library is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or mod

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