History for Command Line Program

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Thu Sep 21 17:32:43 CEST 2000

In article <39CA224E.47DF03CF at bioeng.ucsd.edu>,
Curtis Jensen  <cjensen at bioeng.ucsd.edu> wrote:
>I've built a command line driven program.  We'd like to put a history
>option in it.  We want to be able to press the up arrow and it will give
>us the last command typed, and consequent up arrow presses will give the
>one before that, and so on (Similar to the Bash shell).  We don't have
>the curses module intalled.  Is there a way I could capture the up
>arrow, without the curses module?  Thanks.

Use the readline module.  You may have to compile it in; see README for
more info.
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