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Arrow keys not working on Windows (Clone of #4141) #5687

toliman7 opened this Issue Apr 10, 2019 · 4 comments


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toliman7 commented Apr 10, 2019


  • JRuby version 9.2.x, IRB
  • Windows

Expected Behavior

  • Arrow keys can be used to move in history

Actual Behavior

  • Arrow keys not working

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headius commented Apr 10, 2019

Recent regression or not?

What JDK version are you running on?


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toliman7 commented Apr 13, 2019

Tested on Windows 10 with JDK 1.8.0_202, various JRuby 9.2.x versions tested.

It is working with JRuby 9.1.8.


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cmichon commented Apr 16, 2019

New re-re-regression.

Reverting back to jline-2.11 and readline-1.1.1 did the trick, again...

Any chance to avoid upgrading to un-tested readline versions on Windows?


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kares commented Apr 17, 2019

its unfortunate that only 1.1.1 is pushed to RGs ... @headius we really should push out all releases.
do not have a windows machine around but if anyone would be willing to test out which release broke and which worked, all jruby-readline releases are at:

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