If you've ever used
node or pretty much any other command line REPL, you probably really miss being able to use the up and down keys to recall your last commands from a previous session in
Today I discovered a package which hacks this functionality into the Erlang shell, and thus also works for Elixir.
It's very simple to install:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:ferd/erlang-history.git cd erlang-history make install
Note that you may need to run the last line as
sudo make install depending how and where you installed Erlang/Elixir. I needed to do this, and I installed Erlang with Homebrew on OS X.