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

Adaikalavan Ramasamy a.ramasamy at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Sep 19 01:27:38 CEST 2008

Ah, I didn't realize Rterm existed (Start -> Run -> Rterm). It works 
with CTRL-R as you said. Thank you!

Regards, Adai

Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> 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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