[R] Command-line editing --- the last word?

Rolf Turner rolf at math.unb.ca
Fri Sep 7 20:05:31 CEST 2001

I got the help I needed from Peter Dalgaard, Dirk Eddelbuettel, and
Brian Ripley (thanks very much to all).  The crucial thing is a file
.inputrc in one's home directory, which controls various options for
readline.  If one creates this file with a line

	set editing-mode vi

then one gets vi syntax in one's command-line editing in R,
and all the universe is in harmony (OMMMMMMMMMMMM).

The ``m'' phenomenon is thusly explained as well; I ***had*** fooled
about with ~/.inputrc previously, but having mis-read the man entry I
put ``editing-mode vi'' rather than ``set editing-mode vi'' which
didn't work, but somehow had an unfortunate impact upon the ``m''


					Rolf Turner
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