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readline-doc - GNU readline and history libraries, documentation and examples

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.
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Manual pages

history(3)

history - GNU History Library

readline(3)

readline - get a line from a user with editing

Latest updates

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Mar 23
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 7.0-lp152.11.29 to 7.0-lp152.11.34

Mar 19
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal-proposed/main: Version 8.0-4 removed

Feb 28
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal/main: Updated from 8.0-3 to 8.0-4

Feb 28
  • Apply upstream patches 002 - 004.
  • Bump the standards version.
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal-proposed/main: Version 8.0-4 introduced

Feb 25
  • Apply upstream patches 002 - 004.
  • Bump the standards version.
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.0-3.3 to 8.0-4.1

Feb 25
  • Add official patch readline80-002
    When using previous-history to go back beyond the beginning of the history list, it's possible to move to an incorrect partial line.
  • Add official patch readline80-003
    Reading history entries with timestamps can result in history entries joined by linefeeds.
  • Add official patch readline80-004
    If writing the history file fails, and renaming the backup history file fails, it's possible for readline's history code to return the wrong error to its caller.
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Feb 19
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.0-3.2 to 8.0-3.3

Feb 09
  • Avoid pulling in readline-doc into every installation. Instead of recommeding it, supplement the documentation pattern.
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 7.0-lp152.11.20 to 7.0-lp152.11.25

Feb 04
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 7.0-lp152.11.16 to 7.0-lp152.11.20

Jan 17
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Version 7.0-lp152.11.16 introduced

Jan 07
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal/main: Version 8.0-3 introduced

Jan 07
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.0-3.1 to 8.0-3.2

Oct 11
  • Avoid pulling in readline-doc into every installation. Instead of recommeding it, supplement the documentation pattern.
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 update/oss: Version 7.0-lp151.10.3.1 introduced

Sep 25
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.0 update/oss: Updated from 7.0-lp150.8.3.1 to 7.0-lp150.13.1

Sep 25
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.0-2.1 to 8.0-3.1

Sep 21
  • Avoid pulling in readline-doc into every installation. Instead of recommeding it, supplement the documentation pattern.
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.0-1.6 to 8.0-2.1

Sep 07
  • Rework patch readline-7.0-screen.patch again for bug boo#1143055
    • Map all "screen(-xxx)?.yyy(-zzz)?" to "screen" as well as map "konsole(-xxx)?" and "gnome(-xxx)?" to "xterm"
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Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/main: Updated from 8.0-2 to 8.0-3

Aug 23
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Ubuntu 19.10 eoan-proposed/main: Version 8.0-3 removed

Aug 23
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Ubuntu 19.10 eoan-proposed/main: Version 8.0-3 introduced

Aug 22

Related packages

readline - A library for editing typed command lines
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