[erlang-questions] shell-questions

Hynek Vychodil <>
Mon Apr 19 21:42:02 CEST 2010

Unfortunately rlwrap filters out ^G which is show stopper for me. Is
there any workaround?

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Evans, Matthew <> wrote:
> Someone posted this a few weeks ago:
>> For anyone who hasn't found it, there's a great little utility (on
>> Linux, at least) called 'rlwrap' which gives you the full readline
>> feature set on any command line system (like, say, the erlang shell).
>> I simply have 'erl' aliased to 'rlwrap -a erl'.  It gives you
>> everything provided by this patch as well as as a searchable history
>> (just like you get in bash with Ctrl-r).
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  [mailto:] On Behalf Of Jesper Pettersson
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 2:42 AM
> To: 
> Subject: [erlang-questions] shell-questions
> I have two questions about the erlang shell:
> 1) Is there any way to make the history persistent between sessions?
> 2) Is there any way to enable emacs-style backwards search in the command
> history using CTRL-R?
> Thanks in advance,
> Jesper Pettersson
> Klarna AB
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--Hynek (Pichi) Vychodil

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