[Rd] Ubuntu console weird behaviour

Renaud Gaujoux renaud at techunix.technion.ac.il
Thu Mar 3 09:13:59 CET 2016


I have been experiencing a weird behavior when running R in Ubuntu terminal.
I don't know exactly what triggers the issue and could not find a 100%
reproducible way of getting it.
The problem is that sometimes (often after an error is thrown, or after
copy/paste of plain text from an editor), the console acts as if its width
was limited, breaking lines and makes very difficult to navigate into
command history or edit previous commands. Essentially, the console is
messed up and only comes back to normal when restarting R in a fresh

I understand it is a bit of a poor error report, but I was hoping that
people might have encountered the same issue (and would recognize it as
described here).

I looked at bash checkwinsize as suggested here and it is on:

Thank you.


My settings are:

R version 3.2.3 (2015-12-10)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Ubuntu 15.10

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

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

Renaud Gaujoux, PhD
Systems Immunology - Technion, Haifa, Israel

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