Re: [Rd] Typo in R Help INSTALL {utils} (PR#14045)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 22:13:43 +0000 (GMT)

The source file reads

   Use \command{R CMD INSTALL --help} for concise usage information,

so I see no 'typo'.

The issue is apparently in the rendering of -- as - in \command. I am presuming you are viewing HTML in the Mac GUI, but can you please confirm exactly what you are looking at.

On Thu, 5 Nov 2009, neilt_at_neiltiffin.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Neil Tiffin
> Version: R version 2.10.0 (2009-10-26)
> OS: [R.app GUI 1.30 (5511) i386-apple-darwin9.8.0]
> Submission from: (NULL) (99.68.31.116)
>
>
> In the help section 'INSTALL {utils}' half way down the page the line
>
> Use R CMD INSTALL ?help for concise usage information, including all the
> available options
>
> should have two '-' in front of help. Therefor it should read
>
> Use R CMD INSTALL ?-help for concise usage information, including all the
> available options

I suspect from the ? I see (twice) in your message that you are seeing an endash and not a single hyphen. That's what HTML help on Linux is showing as for me.

> At least when I copied and pasted the line it did not work until I added the
> second '-'.

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