[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Nov 2 06:37:42 AEST 2017


Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com> wrote:

> I think what Ralph wants is something like "LINES=1 vi"
> but without clearing the screen so that commands that
> are cursor relative can work. rlwrap and readline don't
> edit the current line in the file, only the command input.

OK, that I can understand.  It's ages since I played with
readline, but I think you can preload the buffer it works on
(bash does that, no?) so ed + readline could be made to work
that way.

At least, I think so.

I already have too many side projects on my plate, or I'd try it. :-)

Thanks,

Arnold


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