R-beta: command-line editing not working in Debian Linux version
jameson at mnsinc.com
Sat Jan 17 22:06:50 CET 1998
I get great flexibility with command-line editing through the "readline"
library in the "bash" editor and the "ncftp" tool. S-Plus has this editing
and I see in the preliminary "Notes on R: A Programming Environment for Data
Analysis and Graphics", page 65, that "R -e" might give this functionality.
Typically, one can use either vi or emacs commands to go back through previous
commands and edit the current command line.
I notice that the readline library is not compiled into the Debian Linux
R.binary (ldd R.binary). Perhaps this was an oversight, or perhaps
command-line editing has yet to be added.
I notice that for vi editing style one ought to set (in "bash" shell)
however, hopefully, the readline [not the S/R readline() function, but the
readline library] file ~/.inputrc parameters would work to set "vi" mode and
other readline parameters (if the readline library gives this command line
functionality in R, that is).
Jim Burt, NJ9L, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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