People familiar with the readline/editline capabilities for modern shells (such as bash and tcsh) will find most of the command editing features of JLine to be familiar. Popularity. The code from "bsh" is now used in the Bourne Shell. So there was an alternative. 14.1. For dotted expressions such as string.a, it will evaluate the expression up to the final '.' Unlike GNU readline, which is GPL, this library uses a BSD license and can be used in any kind of program. 0.0. A pure golang implementation that provide most of features in GNU-Readline under MIT license. ... and the configure script will link with either that or the GNU readline, depending on what is in the system, would that still need to be GPL'd? The GNU Readline Library is the canonical implementation of command line editing, tab completion, and history for console-based applications. If you don't want to use it then you must specify the --without-readline option to configure. GNU Readline is a library which provides programs with an input facility including command-line editing and history. A small, portable GNU readline replacement for Linux, Windows and MacOS which is capable of handling UTF-8 characters. replxx - A readline and libedit replacement that supports UTF-8, syntax highlighting, hints and Windows and is BSD licensed. I cannot tell whether I was first or whether David was first, but this happened ~ 7 years before bash/GNU readline was written. Source Code Changelog Suggest Changes. If you have Invariant Sections without Cover Texts, or some other combination of the three, merge those two alternatives to suit the situation. Activity. Readline History¶. Editing commands similar to both emacs and vi are included. Declining. As an alternative, you can often use the BSD-licensed libedit library, originally developed on NetBSD. It is similar in functionality to BSD editline and GNU readline but with additional features that bring it in par with ZSH line editor. rl Alternative Python bindings for GNU Readline Overview. Completion of variable and module names is automatically enabled at interpreter startup so that the Tab key invokes the completion function; it looks at Python statement names, the current local variables, and the available module names. The libedit library is GNU Readline-compatible and is used if libreadline is not found, or if --with-libedit-preferred is used as an option to configure. History allows readline to save and later recall lines the user has entered. It is developed as part of Bash and available on virtually any platform. Stars 1,573 Watchers 40 ... readline alternatives and similar packages Based on the "Standard CLI" category. The readline extension module in the standard library of Mac “system” Python uses NetBSD’s editline (libedit) library instead, which is a readline replacement with a less restrictive software license. It is developed as part of Bash and available on virtually any platform. As the alternatives to GNU readline do not have fully equivalent functionality, it is useful to add proper readline support to these platforms. reply. EDIT: Here's an alternative, if you really need one. JLine 3.x is an evolution of JLine 2.x. The GNU Readline Library is the canonical implementation of command line editing, tab completion, and history for console-based applications. cobra. Also, readline, otherwise known as GNU readline, is a C library that does a lot of termios- and \033[-based magic, so good luck writing an alternative. Stable. tkcon is an alternative, graphical shell for Tcl that's a good alternative to using tclsh on the command line, BTW. 8.3. GNU Readline Library. 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