[erlang-questions] A better shell.

David Baird <>
Tue Sep 16 16:48:01 CEST 2008

rlwrap is a readline adapter that is able to bestow readline
capabilities (history searching, editing) upon shells that otherwise
don't have readline support.  It works great for some shells, such as
csi (chicken scheme).

Btw, you might want to also read about top posting and inline posting
(there are some Wikipedia articles) - this will result in threaded
messages that are easier to read.

Good luck,

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 5:02 AM, YourSurrogateGod
<> wrote:
> I've never heard of it up until now. What is it?
> On Sep 15, 10:17 pm, "David Baird" <> wrote:
>> (sorry if you get this multiple times, I didn't reply to the list on
>> the first try)
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 7:51 PM, YourSurrogateGod
>> <> wrote:
>> > I'm used to working with Bash and Z-shell on my Linux PC. They're both
>> > great at what they do. I can hit the Home and End keys and go either
>> > the front or back of the command. Is there a way to replicate the same
>> > behavior in the Erlang shell? It does some neat things, but having
>> > those features really make it come alive.
>> > Thoughts?
>> Have you tried rlwrap already?
>> -David
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