21.2. Command editing
gdb reads its input commands via the readline interface. This
gnu library provides consistent behavior for programs which provide a
command line interface to the user. Advantages are gnu Emacs-style
or vi-style inline editing of commands, csh-like history
substitution, and a storage and recall of command history across
You may control the behavior of command line editing in gdb with the
- set editing, set editing on
Enable command line editing (enabled by default).
- set editing off
Disable command line editing.
- show editing
Show whether command line editing is enabled.