[R] Another question about getting command history

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jul 12 15:21:01 CEST 2002

Eric Evans <eje4 at cornell.edu> writes:

> Hello everyone,
> Thanks to the people who so kindly responded to my earlier query about
> how to get R to retrieve my previous command when I hit the up-arrow
> key.  Several people pointed out to me that in order to enable this
> feature I need to re-install R with the GNU readline library.  My
> question now is:  how do I accomplish this?  Can anyone tell me what
> changes I need to make to the Makefile in order to get the
> compile/installation to include the readline library?  Thanks very
> much....

If you put it in a standard location like /usr/local/lib, then it
should be picked up correctly by the configure step. Notice that you
need to rerun configure (and possibly remove config.cache -- I forget
whether that is still necessary).

If that doesn't help, then you likely want to read
doc/html/R-admin.html in the sources.

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