[kwlug-disc] my new favourite command

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Thu Dec 2 15:49:20 EST 2010


----- Original Message -----
> Hi list,
> 
> Just discovered the 'rlwrap' command. It is a wrapper that turns
> any command line oriented program into a readline-capable interface.
> 
> For example, you can run netcat through rlwrap, and get history and
> command editing:
> 
> rlwrap nc
> 
> This also works for things like xboard when connecting to a chess
> server (this is where I first learned of it).
> 
> What other new commands have people learned lately?

This is a side question. Is there another way to put readline functionality in a bash shell script?

e.g.

while :
do
    read cmd

    case "$cmd" in
    "load")
         ...
    "save")
         ...
    esac
done


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