The most popular alternative is GNU readline, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 3 alternatives to libedit so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting libedit alternatives are replxx (Free, Open Source) and Linenoise (Free, Open Source).
- GNU readline is a software library that provides line-editing and history capabilities for interactive programs with a command-line interface.
- A readline and libedit replacement that supports UTF-8, syntax highlighting, hints and Unixes and Windows, and is BSD licensed.
- "A minimal, zero-config, BSD licensed, readline replacement used in Redis, MongoDB, and Android.".