[R] unix-type commandline keystrokes in the windows RGUI

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Sep 18 08:58:15 CEST 2008

Adaikalavan Ramasamy wrote:
> ...
> Anyway, here is how to do what you want:
> 1) Install bash on your Windows machine - You can use cgywin. Or 
> download and unzip http://www.steve.org.uk/Software/bash/
> 2) Make the directory to bash.exe and R.exe are in your PATH variable.
> 3) Start -> Run -> cmd
> 4) Start R.exe
> and now you should have your CTRL-R functionality (along with ls and 
> other bash goodies). Yes, I know you asked about Rgui.exe and not 
> R.exe. But this is the best I can do.
Er, I don't think you need bash nor cygwin for this, do you? It is not 
normal that the shell has any influence on programs that run under it. 
Plain Rterm in a console should do it, if and only if linked agaist 
libreadline, which I believe it is.

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