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Re: Readline history and bash's read -e

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: Readline history and bash's read -e
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 18:31:43 -0400
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On 2007-08-31, Phil Endecott wrote:
> Dear Bash and Readline Experts,
> I have a simple shell script that reads user commands in a loop using
> "read -e".  -e enables readline, but not its history feature.  Is there
> any way to get readline history with bash's read builtin?
> I wouldn't want to get the user's regular bash history; rather, this
> program would need its own history file in the user's home directory.
> For example:
> read -e --historyfile=~/.myprogname_history CMD

history -r ~/.myprogname_history
read -ep ">> " CMD

   Chris F.A. Johnson                      <http://cfaj.freeshell.org>
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)

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