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RE: Why xfs_<utils> not 'readline' w/line-edit & history enabled?

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Subject: RE: Why xfs_<utils> not 'readline' w/line-edit & history enabled?
From: "Kinzel, David" <David.Kinzel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 18:41:30 +0000
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>From: xfs-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xfs-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>Linda Walsh
>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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