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.

1.Source installation

The library can be downloaded from the url:

and configured and installed with the usual isntructions:

./configure && make && make install

2.Rpm installation

sudo yum install readline

3.Mac OS X installation

sudo macports install readline

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