[R] History command

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 26 12:09:17 CEST 2004

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Neil Leonard wrote:

> I was wondering whether there is a command in R similar to the '!' 
> command in unix.

What do you think the `! command in Unix' does?  Your subject line
suggests you are thinking of the history substitution mechanism in a csh
_shell_ (copied for bash).  If that is what you mean, and you are using
Unix with readline enabled, see `man readline' on your system for what is
available (which can often be used to similar effect).  Or (to save the 
inevitable supplementary comment) use ESS if you use Emacs.

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