How to install readline and readline-devel on Ubuntu?

How to install “readline” and “readline-devel” on Ubuntu ?

The “Readline” library provides a set of functions for use by application that allow users to edit command lines as they are typed in. it is a free software ,distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3.

Let us see how to install “readline” and “readline-devel” on Ubuntu using “apt-get”

  1. SSH into the machine where you want to install the software.
  2. Run the following command on the shell prompt


libreadline Package is for running applications using readline

libreadline-dev Package is for compiling and building readline application.

On a Centos machine you can install these packages using yum

Output will be like following


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