Linenoise Alternatives

    Linenoise is described as '"A minimal, zero-config, BSD licensed, readline replacement used in Redis, MongoDB, and Android."'. There are three alternatives to Linenoise for Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is GNU readline, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Linenoise are libedit (Free, Open Source) and replxx (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2018

    1. GNU readline is a software library that provides line-editing and history capabilities for interactive programs with a command-line interface.
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    2. This is an autotool- and libtoolized port of the NetBSD Editline library (libedit). This Berkeley-style licensed command line editor library provides generic line editing, history, and tokenization functions, similar to those found in GNU Readline.
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      replxx - A readline and libedit replacement that supports UTF-8, syntax highlighting, hints and Windows and is BSD licensed.
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