readline-doc - GNU readline and history libraries, documentation and examples

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name readline-doc
Package version 7.0
Package release 3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 146 B
Download size 97.76 KB
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The GNU readline library aids in the consistency of user interface
across discrete programs that need to provide a command line
The GNU history library provides a consistent user interface for
recalling lines of previously typed input.


Package Version Architecture Repository
readline-doc_7.0-3_all.deb 7.0 all Ubuntu Main
readline-doc - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -


Name Value
libreadline6-dev << 6.3-8


Type URL
Binary Package readline-doc_7.0-3_all.deb
Source Package readline

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install readline-doc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install readline-doc




2017-05-15 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply upstream patches 002 and 003. Closes: #852750.
2017-01-24 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply upstream patch 001.
2016-10-04 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Readline 7.0 release.
* libreadline-dev: Provide libreadline6-dev.
2016-08-29 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0~rc2-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Readline 7.0 release candidate 2.
2016-07-25 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0~rc1+b2-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream tarball, called "7.0 beta2".
2016-03-13 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0~rc1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Readline 7.0 release candidate 1.
2016-02-06 - Matthias Klose <>
readline (7.0~beta-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Readline 7.0 beta release.
* Stop building versioned -dev packages.
* debian/copyright: Mention GFDL for documentation files.
2014-08-03 - Matthias Klose <>
readline6 (6.3-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Split out a readline-doc package for documentation and examples.
Closes: #749168.
2014-08-03 - Matthias Klose <>
readline6 (6.3-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply upstream patches 001 - 006. Fixes:
- The `.' command in vi mode cannot undo multi-key commands beginning with
`c', `d', and `y' (command plus motion specifier).
- When in callback mode, some readline commands can cause readline to
segfault by passing invalid contexts to callback functions.
- There are debugging functions in the readline release that are
theoretically exploitable as security problems.
They are not public functions, but have global linkage.
- The signal handling changes to bash and readline (to avoid running any
code in a signal handler context) cause the cursor to be placed on the
wrong line of a multi-line command after a ^C interrupts editing.
- There are still applications using the deprecated Function/VFunction/etc.
typedefs in rltypedefs.h.  This patch restores the typedefs, but attempts
to mark them as deprecated using gcc/clang attributes.
- Using reverse-i-search when horizontal scrolling is enabled does not
redisplay the entire line containing the successful search results.
* Remove local patches included in the upstream updates.
* Apply upstream bash patch bash43-021:
- When the readline `revert-all-at-newline' option is set, pressing newline
when the current line is one retrieved from history results in a double
free and a segmentation fault.
* Add home code for rxvt in inputrc. Closes: #722087.
2014-04-05 - Matthias Klose <>
readline6 (6.3-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Really apply the patch to fix the display issue when a multiline
command is aborted with ^C. Closes: #743603.

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