This week’s “shell tool of the week” (and as such first of it’s kind)
calls another interactive program but channels all of the input
through the readline library
(the notorious piece of software which refuses to become L-GPL, for a
reason), giving you
extensive command-line editing capabilities even for programs which
are just getting their input via gets (for example, ftp).
If it hadn’t been done, I would’ve done it!
Addendum: I just found out that rlwrap actually stores different histories for each program it is used with!
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