[Rd] Source for bash_completion.d/R?

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan.sarkar at r-project.org
Tue May 3 08:49:50 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:40 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 2 May 2011 at 11:32, Sharpie wrote:
> | Hello, I was just tweaking the R build for the Homebrew package manager and I
> | thought it would be nice to enable bash completion. I noticed that
> | Debian-based systems install `/etc/bash_completion.d/R` but could not find a
> | source for this file in the `etc` folder of the R source.
> Right. This started off via a suggestion by Deepayan and a quick install via
> a local-to-Debian-package-sources file, and has never moved away from that.
> I am CCing Deepayan now; it may indeed be useful to commit this in the R svn
> and to add it to the tarball as the feature is very, very useful if you
> deplay bash completion.

I vaguely remember a discussion on r-core where the consensus was that
this was too shell-specific to belong in the R sources.

It has been publicly available (for a long time) at


(could use a little work now).


> Dirk
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