[R-SIG-Mac] tab key in R

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Sun Jul 20 20:26:59 MEST 2003

On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Paul Rathouz wrote:

> I am a new mac user and a new R user (but I have used S and Splus in unix
> environments for a long time).  I have installed R and in general it seems
> to be working fine.  Here is a problem that I am hoping someone can help
> me with:
> In an R session, hitting the TAB key twice produces a list of files in
> the current directory. This is apparently some type of tab completion
> behavior from my shell (but the behavior does not happen in the parent
> shell).  Any idea on how to stop this?  It causes problems when reading in
> code from others who use TABs to format.

Starting R with --no-readline will stop it (but will also disable
command-line editing).


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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