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>Something I've long wished for and wondered why it wasn't
>there -- was the ability to edit or re-edit a typed line,
>or recall a previous line from history.
>I'd really find it useful to even have the ability for it to
>save previous command sessions / tool.
You can use the utility rlwrap to mimic this behaviour if you need it that bad.
>Given the usefulness of such, I was wondering why it had
>never been done? Just it never rose to the top of some
>task list? Or was there some desire to keep the tools
>less friendly and thus make them more difficult to use for
>casual use (i.e. it might have been a conscious design
>decision at some point). Is that reasoning still a strong
>enough factor to keep things like that out of the mainline
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