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title: SQLShell FAQ %%%

  1. How do I get GNU Readline to work?

    Mac OS X:

Follow the instructions at the following web page:

This approach actually uses the Editline library, not GNU Readline. To customize the bindings, see editrc(5)


  • Install the libreadline-java package
  • Ensure that /usr/share/java/libreadline-java.jar is in your CLASSPATH
  • Ensure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH contains /usr/lib/jni
  • If you want to use Editline, instead of Readline, ensure that libedit2 is installed. Then, use the sqlshell "-r editline" argument to override SQLShell's default readline library search.