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NAME

       rlfe - "cook" input lines for other programs using readline

SYNOPSIS

       rlfe [-l filename] [-a] [-n appname] [-hv] [command [arguments ...]]

DESCRIPTION

       rlfe  lets  you use history and line-editing in any text oriented tool. This is especially
       useful with third-party proprietary  tools  that  cannot  be  distributed  linked  against
       readline. It is not perfect but it works pretty well.

OPTIONS

       -a     append to the logfile (default is to overwrite).

       -l filename
              log into file.

       -n appname
              set the readline application name.

       -h     print usage string.

       -v     print version information.

SEE ALSO

       readline(3)

AUTHOR

       Per Bothner

PROBLEMS/TODO

       When  running  mc -c under the Linux console, mc does not recognize mouse clicks, which mc
       does when not running under fep.

       Pasting selected text containing tabs is like hitting the  tab  character,  which  invokes
       readline  completion.   We  don't  want  this.   I  don't  know if this is fixable without
       integrating fep into a terminal emulator.

       Echo suppression is a kludge, but can only be avoided with better kernel support: We  need
       a  tty  mode  to  disable  "real"  echoing, while still letting the inferior think its tty
       driver to doing echoing.  Stevens's book claims SCR$ and BSD4.3+ have TIOCREMOTE.

       The latest readline may have some hooks we can use to avoid having to back up the prompt.

       Desirable readline feature:  When in cooked no-echo mode (e.g. password), echo  characters
       are they are types with '*', but remove them when done.

       A  synchronous  output  while we're editing an input line should be inserted in the output
       view.PPbefore* the input line, so that the lines being edited (with the prompt)  float  at
       the end of the input.

       A  "page  mode" option to emulate more/less behavior:  At each page of output, pause for a
       user command.  This required parsing the output to keep track of line  lengths.   It  also
       requires  remembering the output, if we want an option to scroll back, which suggests that
       this should be integrated with a terminal emulator like xterm.

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