May 26, 2018

Java library for handling console input

JLine is a Java library for handling console input. It is similar in functionality to BSD editline and GNU readline. People familiar with the readline/editline capabilities for modern shells such as bash and tcsh will find most of the command editing features of JLine to be familiar.

JLine is distributed under the BSD license, meaning that you are completely free to redistribute, modify, or sell it with almost no restrictions.

API documentation can be found in the apidocs directory.

You can use the jline.ConsoleRunner application to set up the system input stream and continue on the launch another program. For example, to use JLine as the input handler for the popular BeanShell console application, you can run java jline.ConsoleRunner bsh.Interpreter

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