Command-line editing is supported by the Unix, Atari, VMS, MS-DOS and OS/2
gnuplot. Also, a history mechanism allows previous commands to
be edited and re-executed. After the command line has been edited, a newline
or carriage return will enter the entire line without regard to where the
cursor is positioned.
(The readline function in
gnuplot is not the same as the readline used in
GNU Bash and GNU Emacs. If the GNU version is desired, it may be selected
instead of the
gnuplot version at compile time.)
The editing commands are as follows:
Line-editing: ^B moves back a single character. ^F moves forward a single character. ^A moves to the beginning of the line. ^E moves to the end of the line. ^H and DEL delete the previous character. ^D deletes the current character. ^K deletes from current position to the end of line. ^L,^R redraws line in case it gets trashed. ^U deletes the entire line. ^W deletes the last word.
History: ^P moves back through history. ^N moves forward through history.
On the IBM PC, the use of a TSR program such as DOSEDIT or CED may be desired
for line editing. The default makefile assumes that this is the case; by
gnuplot will be compiled with no line-editing capability. If you
want to use
gnuplot's line editing, set READLINE in the makefile and add
readline.obj to the link file. The following arrow keys may be used on the
IBM PC and Atari versions if readline is used:
Left Arrow - same as ^B. Right Arrow - same as ^F. Ctrl Left Arrow - same as ^A. Ctrl Right Arrow - same as ^E. Up Arrow - same as ^P. Down Arrow - same as ^N.
The Atari version of readline defines some additional key aliases:
Undo - same as ^L. Home - same as ^A. Ctrl Home - same as ^E. Esc - same as ^U. Help -
helpplus return. Ctrl Help -