[ESS] history and completion problems

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 29 16:51:42 CEST 2005

 > > > 2) The abbreviated history commands ( such as !! and !foo ) do
 > > > 2) not work.

They work for me, but with a slight difference to what you might

> date()

[1] "Fri Jul 29 15:46:08 2005"

> !!

but instead of pressing return after the second !, press TAB: 

> date()

and then you press RET to re-execute.

This is documented:

   To convert a history reference as described above to an input
suitable for S, you need to "expand" the history reference, using the
<TAB> key.  For this to work, the cursor must be preceded by a space
(otherwise it would try to complete an object name) and not be within a
string (otherwise it would try to complete a filename).  So to expand
the history reference, type `SPC TAB'.  This will convert the history
reference into an S command from the history, which you can then edit
or press <RET> to execute.

   For example, to execute the last command that referenced the variable
`data', type `!?data SPC TAB RET'.


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