Jul 20, 2023

Small self-contained alternative to readline and libedit

linenoise is a minimal, zero-config, BSD licensed, readline replacement used in Redis, MongoDB, Android and many other projects.


  • Single and multi line editing mode with the usual key bindings implemented.
  • History handling.
  • Completion.
  • Hints suggestions at the right of the prompt as you type.
  • Multiplexing mode, with prompt hiding/restoring for asynchronous output.
  • About ~850 lines comments and spaces excluded of BSD license source code.
  • Only uses a subset of VT100 escapes ANSI.SYS compatible.

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