readline: Command line editing library

Description

The GNU 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.

Website: http://tiswww.case.edu/php/chet/readline/rltop.html

License

  • GPL V3+

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Dependencies

  • ncurses

Special Update/Build Instructions

We build readline using ncurses. Readline needs to be told to link with libtinfo (part of ncurses), this is what the patch 0002-ltinfo.patch does.

Patches

Type

standard

Version Information

package-version.txt:

8.0

Equivalent System Packages

arch:

$ sudo pacman -S  readline

conda:

$ conda install readline

cygwin:

$ apt-cyg install libreadline-devel

Debian/Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install  libreadline-dev

Fedora/Redhat/CentOS:

$ sudo yum install  readline-devel

freebsd:

$ sudo pkg install devel/readline

homebrew:

$ brew install readline

macports: install the following packages: readline

nix:

$ nix-env --install readline

opensuse:

$ sudo zypper install readline-devel "pkgconfig(readline)"

slackware:

$ sudo slackpkg install readline

void:

$ sudo xbps-install  readline-devel

See https://repology.org/project/readline/versions

If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.