[R] completion doesn't work anymore

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 28 11:31:02 CEST 2008

It works for many other people in 2.7.0, and nothing in R has been changed 
(this was part of R in 2.6.x, not part of rcompgen).

Assuming you have not set R_COMPLETION, it is a SuSE-specfic problem.
If you installed a binary, try building from the sources.

On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, Ralf Goertz wrote:

> Hi,
> after updating to 2.7.0, command line completion doesn't work anymore. I
> understand that the package rcompgen is now part of utils. I hadn't used
> rcompgen before but completion worked without it (I double checked it
> using an 2.6.2 version on another machine). Now, it doesn't work, even
> after switching on all option via "rc.settings". I updated R using the
> opensuse 10.3 repository.
> For instance I have a data frame d. When I enter
> d$<Tab><Tab>
> I see a list of files in the current directory instead of the names in
> the data frame.
> What can I do to turn it back on?
> rg at server:~> R --version
> R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
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