[Rd] Q: Windows/readline: missing history search

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Thu Apr 13 08:23:07 CEST 2017


Ever since I used R on Windows (RGui) I am missing the ability to search the command history (Cntrl+R (reverse-search-history) in BASH, for example). Is there a particular reason for having this function disabled? Another feature would be word-wise delete (kill-word, backward-kill-word).

Probably being able to use the Alt-key as Meta key for readline (instead of activating menu entries) would be helpful. At least of the console window has the input focus.

Another nice feature would be PuTTY-like copying of selected text: It's sufficient to mark text in the console to have it put into the clipboard. In Rgui I need an explicit copy.

Finally I'd like if Rgui would remember the state of the MDI main window (maximized or not, maybe position and size also): Currently it always starts maximized.


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