Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/09/1996 14:45:14
> IMHO I'd say any program which implements a command-line interpreter
> should have the option of using something like libedit to enhance its
> user-interface.  This goes for full shells, and things like ftp(1).

Looking at this from another angle:

Why does libedit exist if not to make it easier to add command-line
editing to programs which have command-line interpreters?

It's not like many third-party applications or user programs are going
to be written to use it, since it exists on so few systems...