[R] R under Sun Solaris 8

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 10 17:47:35 CEST 2003

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Klaus-Peter Pleissner wrote:

> I have installed R1.6.2 on a Sun Sparc workstatioin 60 under Solaris 8.
> I' m using csh, tcsh or bash- shell.
> Unfortunately, it is impossible to use the "arrow-up" key  on  Sun's
> German keyboard to repeat a R command by using this key.
> Always following syntax error occurs:
> ^[[A
> Does anybody have a hint ?

Do you have libreadline installed?
Was it found when you configured R?

I can't speak for your keyboard, but ESC[A is the `raw' sequence generated 
by the up-arrow key on an English Sun keyboard, and what you show is what 
happens if readline is not compiled into R.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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