[R] Command line editing.
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 5 21:28:46 CEST 2001
On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Rolf Turner wrote:
> I've looked through the FAQ and can't find anything about
> I'm working on a Sun machine, running Solaris 2.7.
> I'm a new R-user; have been using Splus for millenia, and finally
> decided it was time I got going with R. So I downloaded R, installed
> it, fiddled about a bit, and found that command-line editing was
> Scrounging through the documentation some more, I saw it to indicate
> that if GNU readline is installed on the system, then R ***does***
> provide command-line editing. So I got readline and installed it ---
> there seemed to be no problems with that.
> Then I (re) issued the ./configure, make, and make install commands
> for R.
> Then I fired up R, typed a few commands, and tried typing <ctrl>-p,
> which according to ``An Introduction to R'' by Venables and Smith
> et al., should take me to the previous command. Instead, I simply
> got ``^P'' appearing on the screen. What am I missing?
does up-arrow work? It's easier ....
If not, you need to delete config.cache and re-configure, I expect.
For me command-line editing in R on Solaris 2.7 aka 7 works as it does in
tcsh (and finally in S-PLUS 6.0 ...).
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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