R-beta: command line editing?

Mike Meyer mikem at stat.cmu.edu
Mon Apr 13 16:21:41 CEST 1998

wsimpson at uwinnipeg.ca said:
> I would love to have bash-like command line editing in R. (Press up
> cursor and see previous command line; use left cursor to go back then
> edit it) 

I'm quite sure that Bash-like command editing is included in R (for sure it 
works in the version I use), and I'm equally sure that it require the

If you have readline (the same library as bash uses) installed, then the 
configure script should compile in the command line editing.  If not, then not.


Mike Meyer, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

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