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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-5692

The shell command line editor is quite dated

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major - P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Shell, Usability
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    • Environment:
      Linux
      I'm pretty sure it applies to the Windows client as well

      Description

      An up-to-date editor for the shell command line would be a very welcome improvement to the MongoDB client. Here is a list of things that I find most annoying:

      • navigation keys (Home, End, Ctrl+arrow) do not work at all; you have to keep depressed arrow keys in order to navigate through your command
      • searching in the history of commands is not possible
      • the editor is pretty easy to confuse if one tries to write a multiline script in the command line, but fails to pair braces correctly

      Is it possible to use the readline library for this, or a similar cross-platform library with an acceptable license?

      Thanks.

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              Assignee:
              tad Tad Marshall
              Reporter:
              amare A Mare
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