Windows histroy recall (was Re: [R] Current archive of r-help?)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at
Thu Jun 22 08:32:17 CEST 2000

On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> Is there an online archive of r-help that shows recent postings?  The
> one I saw on CRAN posted monthly collections, the last one at the end
> of May.
> The reason I ask is that I want to re-read that thread on the arrow
> keys not working in the latest Windows release.  I appear to have been
> bitten by the same bug, and can't remember if anyone found a solution.

We can't reproduce the problem (and we have tried over 50 saved .Rhistory's
from 1.0.1), so please send Guido a copy of your .Rhistory file and then
delete it, or try adding a blank line at the end of it.

By the way, we were thrown by the original reports.  The arrow keys do work
(so crtl-uparrow scrolls the console and uparrow scrolls a pager).  What
appears to be the problem is that command-line-history recall (Ctrl-P or
up-arrow) in Rgui does not work, although exactly what is wrong is unknown.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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