Re: [R] keyboard issue in R console

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 16:57:45 +0100 (BST)

We can also say that in recent versions of R you have to choose deliberately to disable readline when building R. (This is made quite hard: I am currently building R on a brand new Solaris 10 system, and I had to work to get the right 64-bit libreadline linked in. Just having libreadline[-devel] missing is not enough.)

I think Hao Liu needs to explain how he managed to do this, by giving the basic information asked for in the posting guide, e.g.

On Fri, 4 May 2007, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 10:48 -0400, Hao Liu wrote:
>> hi! All:
>>
>> I can do up or down arrow on keyboard to browse through command history
>> on R console in windows. However, I can't do that on a linux xterm or
>> console... I wonder how to make this feature work on linux... it will
>> make working a lot more efficient...
>>
>> Thanks
>> Hao
>
> You are most likely missing the readline library and/or the readline
> 'devel' files, depending upon how you installed R.
>
> See R FAQ 7.20 How can I get command line editing to work?
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html#How-can-I-get-command-line-editing-to-work_003f
>
>
> Additional information is available in the R Installation/Administration
> Manual with your system or in HTML here:
>
> http://cran.us.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz
>
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