[Rd] directory/filename completion

Roger Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Fri Apr 13 19:53:46 CEST 2007

I've noticed something recently in R-beta that has changed since R 2.4.1 
and I'm not sure if it's a readline problem or an R problem.  I am on a 
Linux FC5 system and in R 2.4.1 I could do


and then hit TAB and it would list all of the files in 'my-directory', 
after which I could start typing the beginning of the file, hit TAB 
again, and it would complete the file name along with adding the closing 
double quote.

In R-beta, when I try the same thing, nothing happens (i.e. no directory 
listing and no file name completion).  Specifically, if I type


and then it TAB, it will complete the 'my-directory' but it will not 
look further into the files inside of 'my-directory'.

Also, I've noticed that if I rename 'my-directory' to 'mydirectory' (so 
no dash), everything works fine (just like in R 2.4.1).

Has anyone else noticed this?

Roger D. Peng  |  http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~rpeng/

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