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Bug 233032

Summary: Build libxml2 with readline support to enable history in xmllint shell
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: William Graham <waffle.iron+fedora>
Component: libxml2Assignee: Daniel Veillard <veillard>
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Version: 6CC: pantinor, tim
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Description William Graham 2007-03-19 23:06:20 UTC
Description of problem:
I would like to see --with-history added to the configure options for libxml2 so
that there is history support when invoking 'xmllint --shell'.

Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2007-03-20 08:20:55 UTC
The licence of readline is GPL, and even if only xmllint the program uses it,
I prefer to avoid compiling with it enabled, by default to avoid risk of using
it by mistake in the main library. So unless there is really strong demand for
this I would rather avoid using the GPL'ed library by default, if you have
an LGPL'ed or MIt or BSD like replacement I would be fine using that instead.


Comment 2 Tim Landscheidt 2008-04-03 17:43:35 UTC
To add to the strong demand: I'd prefer --with-history as well (and 
a "xmllint --command 'cat /a/b/c' file.xml" option, too, BTW :-)).

  If readline is not an option, have you had time to look at libedit? It is 
shipped with Fedora so there should not be much hassle.

Comment 3 Paolo Antinori 2015-04-07 22:28:25 UTC
I was looking for this some time ago.

Feature is still not there, but I have found a nice workaround based on `socat` that does not require to recompile `xmllint`

socat READLINE EXEC:'xmllint --shell pom.xml',pty