[Rd] directory/filename completion

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 21:31:32 CEST 2007

On 4/13/07, Roger Peng <rpeng at jhsph.edu> wrote:
> 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
> load("my-directory/
> 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
> load("my
> 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?

I've noticed that if I have the rcompgen library loaded - perhaps
you've installed that recently?


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