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Re: Text-based interface: Editing line input

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  • Subject: [mg91904] Re: Text-based interface: Editing line input
  • From: "Szabolcs HorvÃt" <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 05:28:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <48C8F866.8010104@gmail.com>

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 22:05, Ken Johnson <othojunk at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> It is interesting that math.exe does provide in-line text editing. Well the linux versions do not. I guess I should have mentioned that I was using linux. However I did find a good solution to my problem on a linux forum. I can wrap the math command with rlwrap, which will intercept input from the command line and allow editing, history etc before passing it onto Mathematica.
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> rlwrap math
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If you're on Linux, try the JMath front end:

http://robotics.caltech.edu/~radford/jmath/

I have never used it myself, but it uses gnu readline, so it should
provide line editing and command history.

Szabolcs


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