Does ntpq have a command line history mechanism?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Fri Dec 22 11:42:00 UTC 2017

Hal Murray via devel <devel at>:
> I was expecting one, but I get things like this:
> ntpq> ^[[A^[[A^[[B
> ***Command `' ambiguous
> ntpq> 
> That was up-arrow, up-arrow, down-arrow
> Is there some package I need to install?

Up arrow and down arrow should work already.  I am shocked to find that
they do not.

This is a serious regression.  Who removed the import of readline, and why?
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