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Can I get command-line edition on a Socket stream?

 
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Many times I want a quick back door into a Java application I've written.  For various reasons, using JConsole isn't really an option, so I have a simple Console class that listens to connection attempts on a configured IP port, and then I use telnet to talk to the Console.  The Console uses a Scanner to read the Socket's inputStream.  Now, when I use Scanner with System.in, I automatically get simple command-line editing; I can backspace to delete characters and re-enter them.  When I use the Scanner to read the Socket's inputStream, I get no command-line editing.  Who supplies the command line editing feature?  Is there any way to get it when using a Socket inputStream?
 
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