[Rd] Cursor not behaving properly

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at princeton.edu
Wed Nov 19 03:50:17 CET 2014

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Kaiyin Zhong (Victor Chung)
<kindlychung at gmail.com> wrote:
> I found a strange bug in R recently (version 3.1.2):
> As you can see from the screenshots attached, when the cursor passes the
> right edge of the console, instead of start on a new line, it goes back to
> the beginning of the same line, and overwrites everything after it.
> This happens every time the size of the terminal is changed, for example,
> if you fit the terminal to the right half of the screen, start an R
> session, exec some commands, maximize the terminal, and type a long command
> into the session, then you will find the bug reproduced.
> I am on Ubuntu 14.04, and I have tested this in konsole, guake and
> gnome-terminal.

I can reproduce this, also on Ubuntu 14.04, with gnome-terminal and
xterm. If you don't get any response here, please file a bug report at


Scott Kostyshak
Economics PhD Candidate
Princeton University

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