[Rd] Command completion of the R binary / Ubuntu

Claudia Beleites claudia.beleites at ipht-jena.de
Wed Jan 11 11:46:27 CET 2012

Dear Deepayan and dear list,

I notice a small inconsistency with the command completion of the R CMD
check. --no-latex is deprecated sincs R 2.12.0 and defunct since 2.13.0
but the command line completion still suggests it:

cb at cbdesktop:~/r-devel$ bin/R CMD check --no-<here I hit tab>
--no-clean      --no-examples   --no-latex      --no-vignettes
--no-codoc      --no-install    --no-tests
cb at cbdesktop:~/r-devel$ bin/R CMD check --no-latex
Fehler: '--no-latex' is defunct: use '--no-manual' instead

I gather the command line options could be updated to current R CMD
check in file /etc/bash_completion.d/R:

cb at cbdesktop:~/tmp$ diff R /etc/bash_completion.d/R
< 		    --no-install --no-tests --no-vignettes --no-manual \
<           --no-rebuild-vignettes --install-args  --check-subdirs \
<           --extra-arch --multiarch --no-multiarch --force-multiarch \
< 		    --timings  --use-gct --use-valgrind --rcfile"
> 		    --no-install --no-tests --no-vignettes --no-latex \
> 		    --use-gct --use-valgrind --rcfile"

I gather from the mailing list archives, that the original is available at

Should I suggest the patch there? Will changes propagate to the packaged
linux distributions from there or should the updated file be brought to
the attention somewhere else?

Best regards,


> sessionInfo ()
R version 2.14.1 (2011-12-22)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)

 [1] LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
 [3] LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=de_DE.UTF-8
 [7] LC_PAPER=C                 LC_NAME=C
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

Claudia Beleites
Institute of Photonic Technology
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07745 Jena

email: claudia.beleites at ipht-jena.de
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