[R] keyboard issue in R console

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Fri May 4 17:02:57 CEST 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 10:48 -0400, Hao Liu wrote:
> hi! All:
> I can do up or down arrow on keyboard to browse through command history 
> on R console in windows. However, I can't do that on a linux xterm or 
> console... I wonder how to make this feature work on linux... it will 
> make working a lot more efficient...
> Thanks
> Hao

You are most likely missing the readline library and/or the readline
'devel' files, depending upon how you installed R.

See R FAQ 7.20 How can I get command line editing to work?


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Marc Schwartz

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