[R] Command-line history not working...

Henrik Bengtsson hb at maths.lth.se
Sat Sep 15 14:39:46 CEST 2001

I am trying to build [R] v1.3.1 *locally* on a Sun Solaris 8 machine.
One problem I am currently struggeling with is to make the command-line
history function to work. I have installed GNU readline version 4.2
(latest version). Looking at the "config.log" file it seems that all
readline related checks, e.g. "readline/history.h", passes (they did not
before installing GNU readline).

In [R] almost all GNU readline command-line editing functions work, but I
can't get the history functions (Ctrl+P, Ctrl+N or arrow up and down) to
work. I am missing something, but what? Could you please refer me to a


Henrik Bengtsson

Dept. of Mathematical Statistics @ Centre for Mathematical Sciences 
Lund Institute of Technology/Lund University, Sweden (+2h UTC)
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