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2. Programming with GNU Readline

This chapter describes the interface between the GNU Readline Library and other programs. If you are a programmer, and you wish to include the features found in GNU Readline such as completion, line editing, and interactive history manipulation in your own programs, this section is for you.

2.1 Basic Behavior  Using the default behavior of Readline.
2.2 Custom Functions  Adding your own functions to Readline.
2.3 Readline Variables  Variables accessible to custom functions.
2.4 Readline Convenience Functions  Functions which Readline supplies to aid in writing your own custom functions.
2.5 Readline Signal Handling  How Readline behaves when it receives signals.
2.6 Custom Completers  Supplanting or supplementing Readline's completion functions.

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