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File: README.Readline
Author: Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@laboissiere.net>
Created on: Wed Apr  5 23:19:05 CEST 2000
Last modified on: Thu Apr  6 15:13:23 CEST 2000

History mechanism and command line recalling has been incorporated in
version 2.10 of biblook using the GNU Readline library.  This support is
obtained by compiling the sources with argument "USE_READLINE=1" to the
make command.  You will need to have the Readline and the NCurses libraries
installed in your system in order to compile biblook.  They are available
at:

    ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/readline/
    ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ncurses/

biblook has been tested successfully with version 4.1 of ReadLine and 5.0
of NCurses. 

The customization of variables and key binding for the Readline interface
of biblook is done in the file ~/.inputrc.  biblook uses the name "Biblook"
as the Readline application, so that specific code in ~/.inputrc can be put
inside "$ifdef Biblook" and $endif".

At exit of biblook, the history is saved in file ~/.biblook.history and the
commands typed in one session are available for the next one.

For further details, see the documentation included in the Readline package
(traditionally distributed with GNU Bash).

If the argument "USE_READLINE=1" is not given to the make command, a
fallback code written by Sariel Har-Peled will be compiled.  This fallback
version does not allow command recalling with the arrow keys, but users are
able to look at the list of commands previously typed and recall them using
"!" constructs.  See biblook on-line help for further details.