GNU Readline Library. Node: Programming with GNU Readline

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Chapter 2: Programming with GNU Readline

This chapter describes the interface between the GNU Readline Library and other programs. If you are a programmer, and you wish to include the features found in GNU Readline such as completion, line editing, and interactive history manipulation in your own programs, this section is for you.

  • Basic Behavior Using the default behavior of Readline.
  • Custom Functions Adding your own functions to Readline.
  • Readline Variables Variables accessible to custom functions.
  • Readline Convenience Functions Functions which Readline supplies to aid in writing your own
  • Custom Completers Supplanting or supplementing Readline's completion functions.
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