9 Jan 2005 dtucker   » (Master)

ingvar: NetBSD's libedit/editline library provides similar functionality to GNU readline, and it includes a readline compatibility header so it's at least partitially API compatible.

There's a couple of multi-platform ports, one by Jess Thrysoee which seems to be actively maintained, and a sourceforge project which doesn't seem to have been touched for a while. There's also a couple of platforms (Debian, Mandrake) that have versions that seem to be based directly on NetBSD's CVS tree.

(The reason I know this, BTW, is that in the current development versions, OpenSSH's sftp now uses libedit for command-line editting. It's always enabled in OpenBSD -current, and it's optionally enabled in Portable by ./configure --with-libedit. djm did the coding, I just did the configure bits.)

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